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Spring 2008 

A News Magazine Published by The Governor's Academy 

All Hail The Champs! 

1 1 : 

From The Archives 

The Frederick Strong Moseley Chapel was dedicated 44 years ago, on June 5, 1964 as part of the festivities cele- 
brating the Academy's 201st Commencement. Plans for the traditional New England style chapel began in 1962 
and, by the summer of 1963, construction was well underway. As walls and cross beams were raised and a founda- 
tion built for the spire, former faculty member Doug Miller took photographs capturing each phase of construc- 
tion. The .photograph above, which shows three students standing before the circular windows, offers a perspective 
of size and scale not discernible from the ground looking up. This is one of several photographs donated to the 
Archives Collection in the summer of 2006 by Doug Miller's widow, Mrs. Margaret Miller. To see other photo- 
graphs taken by Doug Miller of the Moseley Chapel during construction, see the Academy's Archives page of the 
website ( Click on the tab labeled Chapel Photographs. 

in donating 

to the Archives please contact or Kate Pinkham, The Govern 

St.,B)rfield,MA 01922. 

The Archon 

Published since 1884 


John M. Doggett Jr. P'04, '07, '08, '08 


Judith Klein P'99, '08 

Art Director 

Christie Rawlins-Jackson 


Reginald L.Jackson, Olaleye Communications Inc. 

David Oxton P'03, P'08 

Christie Rawlins-Jackson 

Joe Repczynski 

Vaughn Winchell, Insight Studios 

Director of Advancement 

Lori Correale 

Director of Alumni and Parent Relations 

Michael A. Moonves P'82 

Director of Annual Giving 

Ellen Oliver 

Planned Giving Advisor 

Martha Delay 

Trustees of The Governor's Academy 

Jeffrey Gordon '69, President 

Christopher C. Beebe '55, Co- Vice President 

Priscilla M. Mclnnis P'02, '03, '06, Co- Vice President 

James L. Rudolph '68, P'05, Secretary 

Steven Shapiro'74, P'09, Treasurer 

William L.Alfond '67 

Nathalie E.Ames '85 

Adrienne Berry-Burton P'96, '04 

Christopher W. Collins P'07, '10 

Jonathan J. Doyle P'08, '09 

Henry B. Eaton 70, P'03, '08 

Beverly R. Giblin P'04, '05 

Lauren B. Gudonis P'03 

Kathleen S. Hines P'08, '09 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95 

Richard M. Kelleher P'99, '01 

Thomas M. Mercer Jr. '61 

Kara Moheban McLoy '88 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97, '02 

Brian H. Noyes '76 

James M. Pierce '72, P'08 

Peter H. Quimby '85 

Haskell Rhett '54 

Gary A. Rogers P'04, '07 

George S. Scharfe P'95, '95, '00 

Aaron M. Sells '96 

Bruce C.Turner '83 


Alumni Trustees 

Daria C. Grayer '00 
Jason Greenberg '96 
Sarah Willeman '99 

Ex Officio 

Catherine D. Burgess '91, President, Alumni Council 

Alumni/ae Council 

Catherine D Burgess '91, President 

Chris D'Orio '88,Vice President 

Carolyn Nissi '77, Secretary-Treasurer 

Nathalie Ames '85 

David Corbett '91 

Daniel Cross '81 

John P. English '28 (Life Member) 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 (Life Member) 

Anthony P. Fusco '85 

Franklin E. Huntress '52 

Katherine Dobie Meyer '96 

Paul Nardone '86 

Richard Pew '54 

Matthew Remis '92 

Chris Ruggiero '92 

Brian Rybicki '96 

Gretchen Scharfe '95 

John Tarbell '62 

Marc K. Tucker '68, P'01, '05 

Alison Williams '89 

Jessica Zaplin '99 

Ex Officio 

Peter T Butler, '62, Past President 
James C. Deveney Jr. '60, Past President 
John S. Mercer '64, P'95, Past President 
Karen A. Schulte '83, Past President 
Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 
Arthur H.Veasey III '68, Past President 

TheArchon is published three times a year by The Governor's 
Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. Telephone: 
(978) 465-1763. Letters are welcome from alumni, alumnae, 
parents and friends of the Academy and are subject to editing 
for reasons of space availability. 


14 Alumnus Puts Faces 
On Hunger 

17 The Academy's Own K.G. in 
Center Court 

18 Returning to the Scene: 
One Man's Revisit to War 

21 Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, 
Nor Time 

22 Living in a World of the 

23 A Young Man for 
All Seasons 








headmaster's message 
development developments 
in and out of the classroom 
chapel talk 
in memoriam 
class notes 

NEPSAC Champions Girls Varsity Hockey Team 

Cover photograph by Daryl Kincaid P'08 

See page 1 1 for story. 

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headmaster's message 


arch Break is past, the 

famous mud season of 

New England is upon 

us, and the thoughts of our seniors 

turn to graduation and their lives 

beyond Byfield. Most of the 

envelopes from colleges, thick and 

thin, have arrived and been 

opened, revealing the next desti- 

on our students's life's journey. 

Our job at the Academy, however, is not yet complete. Before we 

send the Class of 2008 off, I want to make sure that we have taught 

them, challenged them, and yes, even provoked them, so 

that they are ready to meet new challenges and 

accept new responsibilities as leaders and not just 


The concept behind our Senior Capstone 
Program derives from this goal. This initiative, 
now in its fourth year, engages our seniors in 
three days of community service with a variety 
of organizations during the week before their 
graduation. In the past, they have built homes for 
Habitat for Humanity; constructed boardwalks to a 
sensory garden for the Hogan Center for the 
Developmentally Disabled; conducted science experiments and pro- 
vided art workshops at the Ford Elementary School in Lynn, MA; 
and engaged in trail maintenance for the Ipswich Audubon Society. 
This year, one of the projects will be to build a walking/ running 
trail linking the Governor's and Triton High School campuses along 
the Parker River. These days of working together have many 
upsides: the class bonds even more closely than it has before, the stu- 
dents put into action the motto they have lived with for four years, 
Not for Self, But for Others; and they are sent off with a vibrant 
memory of the satisfaction and fulfillment gained by civic action. 

The days spent together off campus are only part of the Capstone 
Program. Long before they don their jeans and pick up their ham- 
mers, the seniors listen to speakers who inform them about social 

problems and the roles they can assume to solve the problems. This 
year, Bob Jaffe '70, an actor and social activist, met with the seniors 
to describe his 'work 'with the Rhode Island Food Project and his 
solo performance about the homeless and hungry, But for the 
Grace... His presentation came on the heels of an inspiring convo- 
cation featuring Father Paul O'Brien, the Director of the Cor 
Unum Meal Center in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Father O'Brien, 
who has made it his life's work to address the issue of hunger in the 
Commonwealth, spoke about the human dignity we all share and 
how dedicated volunteers can truly make a difference in the cause 
of social justice. 

A new feature of our Capstone Program this year is the introduc- 
tion of a series of forums to give our soon-to-be graduates 
some insights about practical issues they will encounter 
beyond Elm Street. These topics will involve topics 
such as "How to Manage Money, Investments and 
Credit Cards," "What You Need to Know About 
the Law," "Insurance: What It Is and Why Do You 
Need or Not Need It," and "Voting and Civic 
Responsibility. " We believe that equipping our 
seniors with these "adult" skills will help them 
behave responsibly and avoid some of the pitfalls so 
often heard about in the media. 

As always, there is much going on here in Byfield beyond the 
preparation of seniors for graduation. Games, concerts, plays, art 
exhibits, classroom projects, our continuing "green" efforts, the 
prospect of harnessing wind power on campus, a new exchange 
program to Honduras and the possibility of a future exchange pro- 
gram with a Chinese school, all entice and engage us. I encourage 
you to come to campus and experience the vibrancy and energy. 

X*- kO. 

John M. Doggett Jr. 

Pictured above are students conducting a workshop at 
the Ford Elementary School in 2007. 

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Our Mission... 

New Mission Statement Adopted December 2007 

The Governor's Academy, founded in 1763 on New 
England coastal farmland, combines centuries of 
tradition with a dedication to educational innovation. 
Students flourish in a diverse community distinguished 
by enduring relationships with teachers and defined by 
a commitment to learning and a thoughtful balance of 
academics, athletics, arts and service to others. Academy 
graduates are life-long learners who embrace their civic 
duty and global responsibility. 

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Deve iopment Developments 

Academy Honors Former 
Headmaster Ragle 

From L to R: Dan Morgan '67, P'97'02, past Board President 

and current Trustee, John Ragle, Emeritus Headmaster, 

Josiah Welch '47, P'80'83, past Board Secretary, 

Jeffrey Gordon '69, current Board President, and 

Richard Phippen '38, P'71'72'77, GPTO, 

past Board President 

On February 9, 2008 more than 75 guests, including family 
members, current trustees, emeriti trustees, former colleagues, 
and friends, gathered to honor John W. Ragle, headmaster of the 
Academy from 1972-1983. In addition to serving the school as 
headmaster, Jack also taught English, coached, was a dorm parent 
in Peirce Hall from 1947-1950, and authored The Academy's 
bicentennial history in 1963. 

The Reverend Franklin E. Huntress Jr. '52 gave the invoca- 
tion to open the event in the Remis Gallery of the Performing 
Arts Center. Following the meal, Headmaster Marty Doggett 
welcomed everyone and praised Jack for his leadership of and 
devotion to the Academy. Marty then introduced Josiah H.Welch 
'47, long-time former trustee and secretary of the Board, who 
eloquently recounted Jack's teaching days and headmastership 
during the early years of co-education, the expansion of fine arts 
on campus, and many other projects which continued to keep 
the Academy in the forefront of independent school education. 
Following Josiah, Board President Jeffrey L. Gordon '69 regaled 
the gathering with further praise for Jack before he and Jack 
unveiled a portrait of the honoree with the Little Red 
Schoolhouse in the background. 

Trustee and graduate Henry B. Eaton '70 was instrumental 
in commissioning Charles Allen for the portrait. Mr. Allen previ- 
ously painted a portrait of former Headmaster Valleau Wilkie Jr. 

In further tribute to Jack Ragle, Jeff Gordon announced that 
the Academy Archives Room will be renamed in the beloved for- 
mer headmaster's honor. 

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Oliver Assumes 
Role as Annual 
Fund Director 

"I hope to be able to educate and inspire the students of today 
regarding the importance of giving back to the community," says newly 
appointed Director of Annual Giving Ellen Oliver. "My vision is to 
increase participation among our alumni and parents. All gifts to the 
Annual Fund are important, regardless of their size." 

Oliver, who lives in Byfield with her husband David and their 
three children, Michael, 9, and twin girls, Maggie and Lizzie, 7, brings 
16 years of experience in fundraising and marketing to her new posi- 
tion. She has worked for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 
Bridgewater State College, Bishop Feehan High School, Carondelet 
High School, BBK Advertising and Public Relations. She holds 
Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Bridgewater State. 

"As a resident of Byfield for the past nine years," Oliver says, "it is 
truly a privilege to come to work and to become a part of the Academy 
family. With every meeting or luncheon or telephone call I have with 
alumni," she says, "what impresses me most is their attachment to the 
faculty, their mentors, the teachers who nurtured them. Their teachers 
and coaches are what come to mind first in their memories. Clearly, the 
experiences were life-altering and really determined who they became. 
Time and time again, I hear from alumni that they wouldn't be who 
they are or where they are without their Academy teachers." 

Oliver hopes to stay at the Academy for a long time. "I have a 
vested interest for hanging out for at least another 13 years," she jokes. 
"Their names are Michael, Maggie and Lizzie." Beside, she adds, "I've 
always wanted to buy a family meal plan here and now my dream has 
become a reality." 

While Oliver respects the traditions that help define the Academy, 
she also wants to seek new and innovative ways to draw and keep 
alumni involved with their alma mater. "This is their place and their 
school," she says, "and I'm here to support them in whatever ways I 

To contact Ellen, email her at or call her 
at 978-499-3256. 

Martha Delay, former Director of Annual Giving, is now Planned Giving 
Advisor and Stewardship Coordinator, allowing her to spend more time with 
her young family, fenna Marks joined the Development Office as Associate 
Director of Annual Giving in March. 

development developments 

Whiston • Bragdon Arena Dedication 

Jubilant members of boys and girls varsity hockey team celebrate Mark Whiston's wonderful gift! 

Headmaster Doggett presents Jane Piatelli and son Steve 
with a Governor's hockey jersey bearing Larry Piatelli's 

schoolboy number 17. 

Arena namesakes gather together: 
Peter Bragdon, Eve and Mark Whiston, their son Dane, and 

Mark's father, Don. 

A dedication ceremony on December 7, 2007 for the 
Whiston • Bragdon Arena honored the generosity of Academy 
Trustee Mark Whiston whose gift made the new rink possible. The 
arena is named for Mark's father Don, a former Brown University 
and Olympic hockey stand-out, and Peter Bragdon, Academy 
Headmaster Emeritus and Mark's former hockey coach at Kent 

School. Ice sculptures, official Whiston • Bragdon hockey pucks, a 
dazzling entrance on skates by Headmaster Doggett, as well as light- 
ing and sound effects created by the school's theater tech students, 
all added to the atmosphere of gratitude, friendship, and joy. 
(To take a virtual tour of the new rink, please go to our website at and click on Athletics.) 


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development developments 

Reunion '08 

Mark your calendars, 

3's and 8's, because Reunion is just 

around the corner on June 6-8, 2008. 

If you are interested in assisting with your class reunion 

plans, please contact Mike Moonves 

in the Development Office at (978) 499-3152 or 

mmoonves @ govsacademy. org. 

TpcoMiNG Parent 

Alumni Events 


ril 24 Alumni Council 

Dinner for Seniors 

ly 2 Grandparents Day 

[ay 3 Spring Tailgate 

May 14 The Governor's 

Academy Night at 
The North Shore 
Music Theatre 
"The Producers" 

June 6, 7, 8 Reunion 2008 for 
"3s" & "8s"! 

Join Us For 

North Shore Music Theatre's 

'The Producers'! 

When: May 14, 2008 
Reception: 6:00 pm 
Show time: 7:30 pm 

Limited Tickets Available. 

Contact Sandy Keyes to reserve your tickets now. or (978) 499-3185 

Hosted by the The Governor's Alumni Council 

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Raffle Tix Sales to Benefit Students.. .and a Lucky Winner! 

Last year's RAffK prize topped $1 1,000! 

Dear Friends, 

The Governor's Academy parents association, The Allies, is once again sponsoring the 
annual 50/50 raffle. You could be the lucky winner! Last year, our winner - a recent 
Governor's Academy alum - won over $11,000! 

The 50/50 Raffle is the only annual Allies fundraiser and its proceeds support Allies 
projects that benefit our students. Over the last few years we have purchased a soft 
serve ice cream machine for the dining hall. We've contributed to the yearbook and 
the textbook swap program. In addition, each year we purchase flowers for graduating 
seniors, contribute to the library book rental program, support the student humanities 
program, sponsor guest speakers and many other special student events, including our 
most popular — student exam "survival kits" that are given out to students twice a 

This year's 50/50 Raffle is taking a different twist. Normally, we'd be send- 
ing this letter and two books of raffle tickets in the mail. However, in keep- 
ing with The Govs Go Green efforts, we're also going "green" this year. So 
we're asking for your help to make this year's raffle a success. 

Download raffle tickets on the official 50/50 raffle web page. Go to 
www.thegovernorsacademy.or9 and click on Alumni and then 50/50 raffle A 
Win/Win. Tickets are $20.00 each or a book of six for $100.00, two 
books for $200.00 and so on. Please print the form and fill out the 
corresponding number of tickets that you would like to purchase. 
Be sure to fill in the Name, Address, Telephone Number and Email for each 
ticket. Mail the sheet of completed tickets back as soon as possible, with a check made 
out to: The Governor's Academy Allies, c/o Cathy Eaton, 1 Elm St., Byfield, MA 01922 

Your canceled check will be your receipt. Your ticket numbers will be your initials fol- 
lowed by the last four digits of your phone number. If you need extra tickets, feel free 
to print additional copies of the ticket form. The Cash Drawing will be held on cam- 
pus on Saturday, June 7, during Alumni Reunion Weekend. The winner will split the pro- 
ceeds with the Allies and need not be present to win. 

Many thanks for your support. Good luck! 

Cathy Eaton 

The Governor's Academy Allies 

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Attention: Founder's Day Salutes Governor Dummer 

To celebrate Founder's Day on Wednesday, February 29, His Majesty's Tenth Regiment of Foot, a Revolutionary War re-enactment group 
with several local members, marched to the Mansion House 'where Governor Dummer (in the personage of faculty member Joe Repczynski) 
ordered the troops to shoot their muskets in salute to the school's founder, Lt. Governor William Dummer. Dummer served as acting governor 
of the Massachusetts Bay Colony for several years in the 18th century. His will called for the establishment of the Academy in 1763. Alumnus 
Scott Williams '74 of North Hampton, NH, arranged for the re-enactment group to appear; his 10-year-old son, Nathaniel, is the drum and fife 
player for the group. 

Up, Doc? 

" IT ■ ■- - ■ ■ 

A handful of students from Dr. Hal 
Scheintaub's physics classes are working 
alongside Lawrence High School students and 
teachers, MIT students and MIT professors in 
LHS science classes this spring. The Academy 
students, who learned programming in 
"Doc's" conceptual physics class, are using 
their experience building video games to help 
the Lawrence students to build simple simu- 
lations of animal movement and ecosystem 
interactions in their biology classes. "The fact 
that physics students who did programming 
can help out in a biology class speaks to the 
central role of programming and simulations 
in modern science and science teaching," says 
Dr. Scheintaub. 

Doc and his colleagues at MIT and the 

Santa Fe Institute see this spring's work as a 
pilot in support of a National Science 
Foundation grant application for a four-year 
program of science collaboration among stu- 
dents in Lawrence, MA and Santa Fe, NM 
and at The Governor's Academy. 

Related work done by Academy students 
will be presented by Dr. S. at the biennial con- 
ference of The International Society of the 
Learning Sciences in the Netherlands this 
summer. The Society is a premier organiza- 
tion of learning scientists and educators that is 
dedicated to interdisciplinary learning in real- 
world settings. In his presentation, Doc will 
describe his use of StarLogo in his science 
classes at the Academy. StarLogo, a visual, 
block-programming language created at MIT 
to lower barriers to entry level programming, 
allows students to build engaging video games 
and scientifically sound simulations. 
Programming and game design are becoming 
popular strategies for stimulating a young per- 
son's interest in school and enhancing their 
skills in the classroom. The classroom pro- 

gramming and game design experiences are 
cooperative and creative activities which 
deepen a young person's understanding of 
modern science practice and foster media lit- 
eracy. "When you work with students on 
their games or simulations, the classroom 
atmosphere changes. You enter into a part- 
nership where the teacher-student relation- 
ship becomes transformative rather than just 
informative," says Doc. 

Dr. Scheintaub also represented The 
Governor's Academy and MIT at the WNET 
Teaching and Learning Conference in New 
York on March 7 and 8. Members of the 
Teacher Education Program at MIT and Dr. 
Scheintaub have been working with the 
Department of Homeland Security to 
develop curricular units to help young people 
understand the basic science of emergency 
preparedness. The lessons are built around 
computer simulations and games that stu- 
dents use, modify and analyze. Doc hopes 
the first classroom testing of the units will take 
place at The Governor's Academy next year. 

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The Governor's Academy is spreading its wings with 
exchange programs bringing students from around the 
world to campus and sending our students abroad. 

• In March, two Academy students, Rory Hamovit 
and Madeline Durgin, traveled with Art Department 
Chair Geoff Brace to Honduras to spend four weeks 
working and studying at Zamorano, an agricultural 
college headed by Academy alumnus Ken Hoadley 
'64. Plans are afoot to host some of the college's stu- 
dents soon. 

• Due to the political unrest in Kenya, the Academy 
did not send students to schools outside Nairobi this 
year. Nonetheless, the Academy is currently hosting 
two students and a teacher from Kenya, and hopes to 
resume sending Academy students to Kenya next 

• As we complete our first year teaching Mandarin on 
campus, Chinese teacher Jade Qian is investigating 
possible exchange programs for students and faculty 
with China. 

• Plans for an exchange with a school in Ghana are 
being investigated, as a result of a contact made by 
Associate Director of Communications Christie 

• Ten students in John Seufert's German classes at the 
Academy will spend three weeks in June in 
Tempelhof, Germany, living with families in Berlin 
while attending classes at Luise Henriette Schule. 
The trip is sponsored by the American Association 
of Teachers of German. 

• Robert Colclough arrived in January as our English 
Speaking Union exchange student for the semester. 
One or two Academy seniors will study at English 
boarding schools next year as ESU students. 

10 TheArchon s» Spring 2008 

Security Officer Mickey Scanlon stands next to 

new hybrid security car 

...and Going Green 

The Academy's efforts to save energy and raise consciousness about envi- 
ronmental issues has already reaped many benefits. 

• David Alonzi, head of Dining Services, reports that his department 
has seen at least a two percent decrease in food expenditures each 
month since instituting a tray-less system. 

• Science teacher and recycling guru Hal Scheintaub announced 
that 48,000 bottles and cans were recycled during first semester. 
Returnable bottles brought in $400 dollars that will be donated to 
Partners in Health for their work in third world countries on the 
treatment and prevention of devastating illnesses. 

•English teacher and Green Cup Challenge adviser Chris Rokous 
announced that the Academy came in second out of 31 boarding 
schools in efforts to cut down on energy consumption from 
January 26 to February 25. The school reduced its electricity use 
by 21.03 percent. 

•In cooperation with Sustainable Energy Development Inc., the 
school has submitted a proposal for a Massachusetts Technology 
Collaborative (MTC) Large On-Site Renewables (LOR) feasibility 
study grant. If this is successful, SED will do a feasibility study for 
the study, development, design and construction of a wind project 
on The Governor's Academy property. 

■ Peter Swift of Buildings and Grounds has started preparing a plot 
of land near the junction of Route One and Elm Street for the 
creation of an organic garden that students will plant this spring. 
Food will be used in the dining hall and given to area food 

in and out of the classroom 

Hail To The Champs! 

MVP player Alex Carpenter '11 and Kate Leary '11 on their way to the winning goal and championship 

For the first time since the program 
began in 1985, the Academy Girls Varsity 
Hockey Team is the New England 
Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEP- 
SAC) Champ! The Governors were crowned 
New England Division II champions in their 
3-2 double overtime thriller against 
Middlesex School on March 2. To get to the 
finals, the team beat Groton 3-1 in the quar- 
terfinals and Greenwich Academy 3-0 in the 
semifinals. Their post-season run featured 
solid defense (three goals in three games), 
outstanding goaltending and a patient 
offense that moved the puck smartly for nine 
goals during the tournament. Alex 
Carpenter was crowned tournament MVP, 
an award that made sense as she figured in on 
every goal the Govs scored (five goals and 
four assists). The Governors got out of the 
gate slowly and Middlesex took advantage of 

this as Heather Landry scored the first of her 
two goals for Middlesex with only 2:21 gone 
in the period. Governor's goalie Jill Conway 
was again sharp in the net as she made some 
great point blank stops while the Govs got 
their game going in front of her. Alanna 
McDonough had two assists in the game, the 
first coming with only 1:15 remaining in the 
opening stanza. She spotted Carpenter deep 
in the slot where she moved the puck 
quickly to the Middlesex goal. She drove a 
shot that squirted under Middlesex netmin- 
der Eileen Cauley to knot the score at one 
apiece as the period ended. Middlesex scored 
their second goal at the 8:46 mark of the 
second period and, before their cheering 
died down, the Governors evened the score 
just 14 seconds later. Off the ensuing face- 
off, Kate Leary took the puck across the 
Middlesex zone and found Carpenter 

uncovered in the face-off circle to the left of 
the goal. She did not miss this opportunity 
and blasted a shot under Cauley 's stick. The 
two evenly matched teams "exchanged 
punches" for the next 38 minutes as both 
goalies played well and the defense bristled 
in front of them. Middlesex was charged 
with an elbowing penalty early in the second 
overtime and the Governors wasted no time 
as they scored the game winner just 19 sec- 
onds later. The face-off following the penalty 
was to the left of the Middlesex goal and the 
puck moved quickly around the zone. 
Several players had chances to end the game, 
but it was Kate Leary who ended up at the 
bottom of the pile as her teammates mugged 
her after the game-winning goal. Both Alex 
Carpenter and Alanna McDonough got 
assists on the game winner. 

—Coach Babe Ceglarski 

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Alumni College Hockey Players: We want to hang you up! 

1 >*$' ■*" Vi'l^V "ffi*" „ ' The Athletics Department is looking for 8X10 photographs of past hockey players in their college uniforms 

,»*i' '''^'T-fc^^l^f^^jf^ for a permanent display in the newWhiston • Bragdon Arena. Send electronic photos to bmclain@gov- 

t. <$ v3*f ""■"-' % "^ or hard copies of photos to Bert McLain, The Governor's Academy, 1 Elm Street, 

§i*dil e Byfield, MA 01922. Please include captions naming people shown and dates. 

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Art Students Win Big in Globe Competition 

°ine students from The Governor's Academy 
recently were honored with Boston Globe 
Scholastic Art Awards. The awards, first given 
in 1950, recognize student work in ceramics, glass, com- 
puter art, design digital imagery, drawing, mixed media, 
painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video and 
film. More than 3,500 Massachusetts students in grades 7 
through 12 entered the annual Boston Globe Scholastic 
Art Awards. The competition's most prominent prize, the 
Gold Key, was awarded to only 150 students. There were 
also 291 Silver Keys and 459 Honorable Mentions. This 
year's winners from the Academy are: 

Betsy Warren '08 

Zoe Mackay '11 from Pelham, NH: 
Gold Key, Ceramics 

Lindsey Keith '08 from N. Andover, MA: 
Gold Key, Photography 

Laura Beohner '09 from N. Andover, MA: 
Gold Key, Photography 

Piervito Williams '10 from Barrington, NH: 
Silver Key, Ceramics 

Rory Hamovit '09 from Byfield, MA: 
Silver Key, Photography 

Ali Hoffman '08 from West Newbury: 
Gold Key, Art Porfolio 

Betsy Warren '08 from South Freeport, ME: 
Gold Key, Ceramics Portfolio 

Cynthia Figueroa '08 from Bronx, NY: 
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the production facility and talk 
with the engineers and the 
marketing staff. Students will 
create videos and other mar- 
keting pieces based on their 
experiences with the game. 

Muzzy Lane and the 

Academy hope to form a 

partnership that will include 

implementation of "Making 

The Calm and the Storm" into 

Twenty Academy students are 
working as product development interns 
for Muzzy Lane, an educational game 
software developer in Newburyport. 
Along with faculty members Geoff 
Brace, Aaron Mandel and Peter Werner, 
the interns will explore "Making History 
— The Calm & The Storm," a computer 
game which simulates WWII military, 
diplomatic, and economic decision mak- 
ing. Students will critique the game's 
content and programming in a blog and 
in face-to-face meeting with Muzzy 
Lane's software engineers. 

Academy students hope to learn 
about the game itself, the history it 
reflects, and the business of developing 
and marketing the game. They will visit 

classes and/or after school programs; 
tournaments/challenges with other local 
high/prep schools; and students collabo- 
rating with Muzzy Lane regarding 
improvements to the game. Muzzy Lane 
professionals will visit campus to interact 
with students and students will visit 
Muzzy Lane's headquarters to gain a 
fuller picture of the business side of this 
endeavor. Academy students look for- 
ward to having fun playing the game, 
supplementing their classroom learning, 
and augmenting their credentials for col- 
leges and potential employers. 

History Department Chair Peter 
Werner initiated these internships with 
Muzzy Lane. Director of Technology 
Aaron Mandel and Art Department 
Chair Geoff Brace are also advisors to 
this new program. 

Buildings and Grounds 
Dept. Gets New Digs 

Building and Grounds Superintendent 

Don Millard admires the restored 

"LaFactorie" sign. 

A new state of the art maintenance facility 
opened in January to the delight of the school's 
Buildings and Grounds Staff . The crew put a 
fresh coat of paint on the original "La Factorie" 
sign that hung so proudly for so many years on 
the old shop. "The refurbished sign is proudly 
displayed on the side of our new woodshop," 
says Don Millard, Superintendent of Buildings 
and Grounds, "and should take the maintenance 
department well into the future." 

Sports Updates: 

Go to the website 

to see an update on the winter 

season of sports, including season records, 

awards, and memorable moments. 

Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Volleyball team for 
qualifying to participate in the New England Championship 

The Archon <§"* Spring 2008 1 3 


"Can't make it. Can't make it on what we get. End of the month comes around like now. Can't make it. Last night I didn't eat. 
Nothing except a small bowl of cereal. Tltat's all I had. Aren't you hungry, my youngest asked. Aren't you hungry? Yeah, I was hungry but 
I had to make sure they had enough — the wife, the kids. Now today, I'm here — a food pantry. Worked hard all my life and now look 
where I am. End of the month and I have to come here. " — Victor Kronenberg 

Vic, a former short haul truck driver sidelined by Parkinson's 
Disease, is one of ten characters who come to life in But for the 
Grace..., the solo performance of Bob Jaffe '70. The characters are 
composites created from more than 100 interviews with clients of 
food pantries in the state of Rhode Island. 

Bob, an accomplished theater and television actor, served on the 
Board of Trustees of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank when 
he was approached about five years ago by then executive director of 
the food bank, Bernie Beaudreau, who had seen his one-person 
show based on works of Samuel Beckett. Beaudreau imagined pro- 
ducing a show such as Bob's ...and then you go on. An Anthology of the 
Works of Samuel Beckett for his donors, a play that would touch peo- 
ple's heartstrings and help them understand the problems of the 

Bob liked the concept, but thought Beckett might not be what 
donors would come out to see for fun and entertainment. "Let's put 

together something else," Bob suggested to Beaudreau, "a solo piece 
created especially for the donors." They agreed that the idea was a 
good one, but Beaudreau was out flat running the food bank and 
Bob was busy building his acting career, so it took three years for the 
plan to reach fruition. Bob engaged the talents of writer David Eliet, 
a long-time friend and collaborator. "I loved his writing, and he 
loved my performing," says Bob, so it was a happy partnership. 

Eliet and Beaudreau conducted the 100 interviews. "I didn't 
attend the interviews," explains Bob, "because I knew I didn't want 
the play to be a transcript play. I wanted the playwright to tell a story. 
It's not my gimmick to portray other people. I wanted to build the 
characters from the inside, not merely put on voices and walks." 

Besides Vic, Bob peoples the stage with characters such asYlena 
Grachova, a 75-year-old Russian immigrant with a Ph.D. who is 
unable to support herself; a seven-year-old boy named Bobby who is 
ecstatic when given a small package of cookies by a pantry worker; 
and Bert, a biker and construction worker whose back problems have 

14 TheArchon ^Spring 2008 



forced him out of work. A rack of women's blouses helps Bob guide 
the audience towards the plight of women who can't make ends 
meet. "Most of the clients of food banks are working women," Bob 
explains, contrary to what many believe. 

The play, co-presented by the prestigious Trinity Repertory 
Company in Providence, premiered in 
September 2007 in Trinity's Pell/Chafee 
Performance Center. After the first per- 
formance, Channing Gray wrote in The 
Providence Journal, "Jaffe manages to put 
a different and convincing spin on each [of 
the characters], skillfully swapping voices 
and body language from part to part. This 
is a show that manages to make some 
important points, but without hitting you 
over the head with its message." 

The response from the audience, Bob 
recalls, was "amazing" as well as "humbling 
for an actor."Yet the personal gratification 
as a performer was outweighed by the 
effect the show had on viewers. "I am 
thrilled that people love the play and love 
my work, but that pales in comparison to 
knowing that the message got to people in 
the way we had hoped, that it actually 
went far beyond our wildest expectations." 

Indeed, the show changed people's 
views and dispelled stereotypes that char- 
acterized the homeless and poor as irre- 
sponsible people uncommitted to provid- 
ing for their families. "People said they didn't truly understand the 
homeless/hungry problem. They didn't realize that most of these 
people are actually the working poor. The play did what Bernie and 
I wanted it to do," says Bob. "It put people in the room with the 
issue in a way that wasn't threatening to them. It allowed them to 
enter that world." Since September 2007, Bob has performed But for 
the Grace... in local and regional venues; an abbreviated thirty- 
minute version was broadcast on the Rhode Island NBC affiliate. 

Andrew Schiff, the current executive director of the Rhode 

Island Community Food Bank, believes that But for the Grace. . . is a 
"very unique" project, one like none other undertaken by a non- 
profit agency. "It was only possible because of Bob being very 
involved in the food bank. His understanding of the issue and of the 
role of the food bank is very deep." Schiff can't imagine anyone else 

performing the piece. "The audi- 
ence is able to have empathy and 
get close to these characters 
through Bob. A lot of people then 
feel compelled to volunteer." 

But for the Grace... is only one 
of Bob's theater projects. He con- 
tinues to audition and perform in 
other shows as well. When and how 
did theater become Bob's life? 

As young boys, Bob and his 
brother Walter '66 were always 
interested in theater. Then, as a 
student at the Academy, Bob 
became an active promoter of the 
school's drama program. Most 
memorably, he recalls being 
Oedipus to a Jocasta played by 
Chaplain William DuBocq's wife 
during Commencement. Because 
of his need to get in costume for 
their performance, Bob missed the 
graduation awards ceremony where 
he was to receive a Special Award 
for being "an outstanding leader of 
our dramatic program, an organizer and driving force behind stu- 
dent efforts to bring peace to the world, an effective dormitory 
proctor, and even a volunteer substitute teacher when a faculty 
member was ill." His father accepted in his stead. 

John Boynton of the English Department at the Academy was 
advisor to the Drama Club. "He was very conservative," Bob recalls, 
"an ex-Marine. We couldn't converse about politics but could about 
theater. He understood that he was working with students in 
the arts and he supported us." The Academy teacher who most 

The Archon ®* Spring 2008 1 5 

continued from page 15 

influenced Bob was Pierre Baratelli, his French teacher and "hub of 
political activity" on campus. Baratelli initiated the school's 
Humanities Program in an effort to expand the horizons of students, 
and also arranged for busloads of students to travel to Boston 
Common to protest the Vietnam War. For Bob, Baratelli provided an 
oasis from a "cloistered" existence at an all boys school that felt 
remote from what was going on in the rest of the world. "It was 
fiercely all-male," Bob recalls, "a culture of being boys." That said, 
Bob values the education he received at the Academy. He appreciates 
the independence afforded students and the fact that the boys were 
encouraged to express themselves. Other schools did not always pro- 
vide these outlets. 

Between his junior and senior years of high school and in the 
summer before his first year of college, Bob followed in his brother's 
footsteps and became an apprentice at the well-known Berkshire 
Theatre Festival. By the time he was 18, he had his Actor's Equity 
card as a stage manager and spent two subsequent summers during 
his Brandeis University years working professionally. 

After college, Bob moved to New York City to work first as a 
stage manager and then as a director. He was stage manager for the 
Broadway hit, Vanities, with Kathy Bates, Susan Merson and Jane 
Galloway, and then directed two out-of-town productions of the 
show. After a few years, Bob felt burned out by the 16-hour days, left 
New York, and headed back to Boston to help run the corrugated 
box company started by his grandfather in 1932. "In the scheme of 
things, it was meant to be," Bob believes. "It allowed me to spend 
time with my father and to meet my wife." 

What qualified him to take over a business? "Although I was in 
theater, I was a stage manager, so I was the closest thing to a manager 
the family had," he says with a smile. Once his father semi-retired, 
Bob became president of the prosperous company, a role he held for 
ten years. When the family sold the business in 1986, Bob stayed on 
for a year, then left because it was no longer the family business he 
loved. The company, he's proud to relate, was a "super company, 
doing what companies are always accused of not doing. We rein- 

vested in the company; we modernized equipment; we provided 
excellent working conditions; we believed in long-term employment 
for everyone; we gave honest and good treatment to all employees 
and clients; and we made a quality product." 

Bob took the knowledge he had gained as a businessman and a 
theater professional to become a non-profit management consultant. 
After serving for years as a volunteer on boards of such organizations 
as Planned Parenthood and The Music School, someone suggested 
he might get paid for some of his wise counsel. His consulting to the 
Rhode Island State Council of the Arts made him realize he needed 
to return to the theater, first as a stage manager and then as a direc- 

Up until this time, Bob had still only appeared back stage, never 
on stage. That changed, thanks to Samuel Beckett, who Bob calls the 
"through line" of his life. Years before, Bob stage managed a theater 
piece based on an anthology of Beckett's work created by Jack 
Gowran. Bob wanted to revive the show but the Beckett estate 
refused to give permission. Undaunted, he made his own proposal for 
a new piece based on Beckett's writings. The estate accepted his plan. 
It was then Bob decided to come out from behind the curtain. "I 
decided I needed to be the messenger," says Bob. "I found a director 
who could deal with me and my passion for Beckett." The solo per- 
formance soon debuted at the Perishable Theatre in Providence and 
was quickly booked at the Berkshire Theatre Festival and then in 
New York. Clearly, Bob would say that this too was meant to be, since 
the rapid success of his Samuel Beckett performance opened a new 
act in his life, cementing his current dual career as an actor and direc- 
tor, and leading, albeit circuitously, to But for the Grace -JK 

As part of the Senior Capstone Program, Bob faff e, who lives 
in Providence with his wife fill, visited the Academy on March 4 to 
speak with theater students about the art of solo performance and 
then with seniors about the issue of hunger and homelessness.To 
learn about Bob's performance schedule, visit his website at 
www. bobjaffe. com . 

Grocery List 

2 packages of crackers 
1 box of cookies 
1 box of pasta 
1 box of cereal 
1 can of spaghetti with sauce 

3 cans of vegetables 

16 The Arclion *» Spring 2008 

1 jar of pasta sauce 
1 can of tuna fish 

1 can of potatoes 

2 cans of soup 

Enough for a few breakfasts, a 
couple of lunches and a dinner? 

No, this is the food that a typical 
food pantry can provide an individua 
once a month. 


The Academy's Own K.G. in Center Court 

by JJ Morrissey '02 

Boston sports teams have enjoyed some 
pretty impressive successes over the past few 
months. The Sox won the World Series, the 
Patriots made it to the Super Bowl, the Bruins 
actually weren't all that bad, and the boys in 
green were at the top of the NBA. Each one of 
these teams has one individual who has taken the 
reigns of leadership and helped drive their teams 
to success: Brady, Chara, Big Papi, and the newest 
and hottest ticket in town, Celtics leader Kevin 
Garnett. "KG," as he is known around the NBA, 
is a dominating presence on the court; watching 
him live is like seeing a grown man play against 
kindergartners. He also has earned the respect of 
his teammates through both his poise and his 
strong work ethic. 

Good things must come in twos around 
New England because up the road from the KG's 
home court, in the pastoral serenity that is 
Byfield, there is another KG who dominates the 
hardwood: senior point guard Katherine 

Every bit as dominating as Garnett, 
Katherine has led the "Lady Govs" basketball 
team since she started her Academy career in 
2004. To watch her on the court, one gets the 
sense that she plays at a level higher than her 
competition; her cross-over is wicked, often leav- 
ing her opponents dazed and confused; her shot 
mechanics are perfect (which is probably why she 
averages a league best 18.8 points per game!); and 
her passion is undeniable. Much like the Celtics 
KG, our KG has garnered respect from her team- 
mates by playing hard and playing through the 
pressure that come with being the focus of the 
entire gymnasium. At press time, the girls' varsity 
basketball record was 10-3, impressive by any 
account. Katherine is quick to point out that, 
although she is the leading point scorer, this 
would not be possible without the hard work and 
effort her teammates put in every game. "It is the 
team chemistry," she says. "Even if it's not my 
teammates first sport, I know she is still going to 
work hard every time." It's this type of attitude, 
plus having a side kick like M.L. DiNisco, that 
allow her to play to her potential every time she 
hits the court. 

Katherine comes from a large family, three 
older brothers and one older sister, all of whom 
played prep school basketball. Her interest in the 
sport began when she was just seven years old, 
when she first stepped onto an AAU team. For 
most youngsters just starting out, the usual first 
stop is a town team or a recreational league, but 
not for Katherine. Already, she had been work- 

ing hard to perfect her jump shot for many years 
before that. 

And she hasn't stopped. Her success 
has come in large part because of her 
intense desire to be the best she can be. 
"I just worked for it" she says simply. 
This attitude was apparent when she 
endured a shoulder injury between her 
sophomore and junior seasons. A shoulder 
injury to any basketball player can be devas- 
tating, but Katherine refused to let this 
get the best of her. She knew what she 
had to do to rehab her shoulder in 
time for the next basketball season 
and she did it. Katherine has i 
been committed for practically m 
her entire life to becoming the 
player she is today. Her brand of 
single minded focus on success 
is rarely seen in young athletes 

It's not just basketball that 
piques Katherine s interest; she 
is also an avid writer 'who has 
contributed pieces to an AAU 
magazine, practices her writ- 
ing skills in journal entries, and 
hopes to attend journalism 
school one day. She will have 
plenty of time to explore her pas- 
sion at her next academic home: 
Columbia University. Though 
excited about this opportunity, 
Katherine admits to being a bit 
nervous. It's not hard to see why. 
Her home town of Goffstown, 
New Hampshire could not be any 
more different than the bright lights, 
hustle and bustle of The Big Apple. Yet Katherine 
believes that the Academy has prepared her for 
the challenge with skills she has learned in time 
management, independence and accountability. 
She also points to experience in the competitive 
Independent School League (ISL) that has kept 
her playing at a fairly high level of basketball and 
made her ready for her Division One college. 

There is no doubt that Katherine is an 
impressive athlete, student and person. The 
Governor's community, not to mention the bas- 
ketball program, will miss Katherine next year 
but will also be rooting her on as she takes her 
skiUs to NYC. 

JJ Morrissey '02, a standout athlete at The Governor's 
Academy and then at the University of Virginia, currently 
teaches history at the Academy and plays professional 
lacrosse for LA Riptide. 

Returning to the Scene: 

One Man's Revisit to War 

Put Flint '37 revisits the war sites of his WWII service. 

Put Flint '37 has had a tale to tell for more than 60 
years, ever since he returned from the European Theater of 
World War II. John Gimlette, a well-known British travel 
writer, now tells Put's story in the new book, Panther Soup, 
a journey to WWII military sites throughout the conti- 
nent, from cities risen like Phoenix from the ashes of war 
to beautiful landscapes once strewn with the bodies of sol- 
diers. For these two men, the trip from the past into the 

future began in Marseille, France and ended in the 
Austrian Tyrol. 

Put was drafted into the infantry in March of 1942 but 
then transferred to fight with the tank destroyers, called 
Panthers, that became a wheeled city of almost three mil- 
lion soldiers. He never imagined a return to the scenes that 
haunted him since he was amidst the tank-mangled sludge 
that gives the book its name. In the author's acknowledge- 

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ments, Gimlette says of Put, "Not only has he been 
a superb companion throughout many of the travels 
described in this book, he's also 
been unfailingly generous in shar- 
ing with me his memories and arti- 
facts from the times that I've 
described. His frank and occasion- 
ally disturbing trips back into the 
past — not to mention his first 
return to the battlefield in six 
decades — were, I now realize, con- 
siderable acts of courage in them- 

Gimlette's and Put's partnership was destined 
when Put went on a cruise to the Arctic and met 
Polar explorer Caroline Hamilton in 2004. "I got to 
know her quite well on the cruise," recalls Put, "and 
she invited me to visit her in London." Put accepted 
the offer and traveled to England the next 
Thanksgiving. One evening, Hamilton invited her 

best friends, John and Jane Gimlette to dinner to 
meet him. "John kept asking all sorts of questions 
about me and my military expe- 
rience," says Put. As Gimlette 
writes in the book's introduction, 
"Flint was clearly an exceptional 
witness. His memory was like an 
archive of the senses, a repository 
of all the detail discarded by his- 
tory. He could remember the 
sound of a bullet passing his ear, 
the smell of Pfeffermintz 
schnapps and the taste of rabbit 
cooked with diesel, the feeling of tightness as the 
shells burst around him, and the jokes and the sex 
and terror." 

"A couple of weeks later," Put says, "I got a let- 
ter from John telling me about what he wanted to 
write about in a book — how southern France and 
Germany and Austria were during the war and how 

TheArchon s>* Spring 2008 19 

continued from page 19 

Put Flint'37 as a young soldier 

they were now." Gimlette asked if Put were will- 
ing to be the GI whose travels he could follow. 
Once Put agreed, Gimlette hired a researcher to 
go into the national archives in Washington, DC 
where he found exactly where Put's outfit traveled 
in Europe, even where his platoon broke off from 
the others for particular assignments. 

The following year, Put joined Gimlette in 
London; they both then flew to Marseiile where 
Put's grandson, Jeffrey Bartley, met them. "We 
retraced my steps from Marseille to the Austrian 
Tyrol," Put recalls. "My grandson was driver. It was 
a glorious few weeks following these steps. The 
cities were totally rebuilt from ravages of 60 years 
ago."The journey lasted more than a month, as the 

threesome went from Marseille to Dijon to 
Avignon to Heirbron to Gamestacht and then to 
Austria. They stayed at bed and breakfasts and 
small hotels, "delightful little places," by Put's esti- 
mation. They viewed fantastic architecture, "far 
different from what I knew 60 years before," says 
Put. "Fortunately, I didn't see the devastation I 
remembered, the desperately poor French people, 
the odor of decomposing bodies in Marseille." At 
times, Gimlette found Put to be a "reluctant his- 
torian" who would say, "It was never like it is in 
the Hollywood movies. Though memories of 
what he'd seen during the war came back to him, 
the trip was a joyous one, made all the more sweet 
by the time spent with his grandson. One evening, 
Put surprised both of his travel companions by 
being "an absolute ass," he says with a chuckle. 
"We were in a drinking place somewhere in 
Austria, full of smoke and beer and stuff. There 
was a woman dressed like a man who sang and 
danced German folk songs. Yours truly knew the 
song and remembered all the words from Dana 
Allen's class at Governor Dummer more than 
seven decades earlier. So I got up and sang it and 
I got a standing ovation. This was the Put Flint 
they never knew. You should have seen the expres- 
sion on my grandson's and John Gimlette 's faces." 
Somewhere, German teacher Dana Allen must be 
smiling too. — JK 

John Gimlette and Put Flint visited The Governor's 
Academy on April 6 for a presentation and book sign- 
ing in The Performing Arts Center. Panther Soup, pub- 
lished in the United States by Random House, is avail- 
able in bookstores. 

Put Flint '37 entered the army as a private and was discharged as a decorated first lieutenant. Back in the 
states, he began working as a manufacturer's agent for a food machinery company owned by his mother's 
cousin. Within a few years, Put invented food machinery to evenly mix the batter that coats fish sticks, onion 
rings and other fried foods. Put also bought the company. The machines are still used by companies that pack 
for McDonald's, Tyson Foods, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King and many other national companies in 
28 states and 13 countries. 

20 TheArchc 

Spring 2008 



, Barbara. California 20 FEB 2O03 


Neither Rain, nor sleet, nor time 

Today's students don't receive much snail mail, since email and 
cell phones have become their major forms of communication. But 
that wasn't the reason that Headmaster Marty Doggett was surprised 
to receive three letters from the Byfield Post Office in February 
addressed to an Academy student. 

No, it was 1927 and 1928 postmarks on the letters that astonished 
the headmaster. 

The letters, addressed to Marshall Clinard '28, were from the 
young man's aunt and uncle in Boston and 
his mother in California. In the letters, 
Clinard's mother admonishes her adolescent 
son to "Study hard so that you can leave 
with good marks." His Aunt Frances states \ 
her impression that the "mothers went as 
patronesses or something like that" to the 
prom with their sons. And his Uncle Arno 
warns young Marshall not to "overdo it" in 
basketball because he is "growing fast and it 
is very easy to overtax the heart under such 
conditions." He also advises the young ath- 
lete to "drink plenty of water and eat veg- 

The Office of Communications was 
able to contact Marshall Clinard who lives 
in Santa Fe, NM with his second wife, 
Arlen. Mrs. Clinard, in a phone conversa- 
tion, expressed Professor Clinard's fondness 
for the Academy, saying his years in South 

Byfield "helped form his entire life." The Academy forwarded the let- 
ters to Professor Clinard who was thrilled to receive them. His only 
disappointment was learning that he is not the oldest Academy alum- 

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and his Ph.D. from University of Chicago. He then embarked on a 
stellar career as a professor of sociology at the University ofWisconsin 
- Madison and as the author of several well-known treatises on cor- 
porate crime and deviant behavior. His books, many still in print, 
include Corporate Crime, Corporate Corruption: The Abuse of Power, 
Sociology of Deviant Behavior, Criminal Behavior Systems: A Typology, Black 
Market: A Study qfWliite Collar Crime, Corporate Ethics and Crime: The 
Role of Middle Management, Anomie and Deviant Behavior: A Discussion 

and Critique, Crime in Developing Countries 
and Cities with Little Crime: The Case of 
Switzerland. He also spent several years 
working in India for the Ford Foundation 
and in eastern Africa for the Rockefeller 

The story took another twist just as 
The Archon went to press. Turns out that 
Marsha Clinard, Marshall's daughter, found 
a box of letters addressed to her dad in her 
basement. She thought he would enjoy 
seeing them again so she put a half dozen 
or so in an envelope and sent them off in 
February. Her father only received one. 
Alas, the envelope came open and the 
other five fell out. The United States Post 
Office had no idea where the letters came 
from so sent them to their original desti- 
nation in South Byfield.... again. By 
Marsha's estimate, this means there are still 
some letters sent to Marshall Clinard that are lost somewhere in the 
postal system... for now. 

Clinard, now Professor Emeritus of Sociology at University of 
Wisconsin, updated his book on corporate crime in 2005. The book 

nus still living. That honor goes to his classmate, John English. 

A little research turned up some additional interesting and is still considered the gold standard on the subject. In the near future, 
impressive information about Marshall Clinard. After graduating from he will publish an article in the journal, Symbolic Interaction. -JK 
the Academy, he received his BA. and M.A. from Stanford University 

The Archon «■ Spring 2008 21 


by Dan Garvey 

Living in a World 
of the Unimaginable 

Dan Garvey, president of Prescott 
College in Arizona, spoke to The 
Governor's Academy faculty earlier this 
academic year. Garvey is the former pres- 
ident and executive director of the 
Association for Experiential Education 
(AEE) and has authored more than 25 
books and articles dealing with the topic 
of experiential education. Following are 
excerpts of his presentation at the 

We are entering an era where the same thought processes that 
got us here might be insufficient to sustain us. It is my thesis that how 
we see the world and our place in it is important to how well we will 
be able to meet the challenges of the future. 

I am going to be making some statements that reveal how sur- 
prised I've become at the state of our civilization. It might be easy 
to dismiss my surprise as a consequence of my being unsophisticated 
or easily duped. The fact is that I'm a social scientist and I've been 
watching our society for years. I haven't been doing something else 
like trying to run a professional basketball team and getting my infor- 
mation from the O'Reilly report or NPR. I've actually been partly 
responsible for helping to create the information that gets reported. 
So when I say that I feel I'm living in the world of the unimagin- 
able, it's not because I'm suddenly waking up to the realities of our 

Why do I think we're in the era of the unimaginable? Because 
recent events have caused me to reconsider fundamental beliefs that 
I've held for my entire life and required me to contemplate that what 
I thought was impossible or unimaginable could actually occur. 


Before 9/11, am I the only one who thought that we had secu- 
rity systems that would likely prevent a plane from being flown into 
a building? I lived in the belief that the airport security screening and 
the Air Force or the National Guard or someone would intervene 
before a plane could fly into downtown NY. It was difficult to imag- 
ine a plane could do this but it was almost unimaginable that four 
planes could do this, two in NY and one hitting the Pentagon and 
one crashing in Pennsylvania. 

• As profoundly difficult as the reality of what happened might 
be, I thought, that if we as a nation decided that we'd seek revenge 
on those responsible, we could "get-um." I personally wouldn't have 
wanted a quick knee jerk military response, but if my opinion was 
overruled, I felt some security that we could get those who hurt us. 
So it is unimaginable to me that we've been unsuccessful in finding 
Bin Laden but we're in a war with a completely different country. 

Before hurricane Katrina, I imagined that someone or some 

agency would prevent people from knowingly living in a dangerous 
place. I thought that since we have the highest percentage of engi- 
neers per capita of any country in the world, we would use this intel- 
lectual capacity to design and implement living environments that 
were safe for people. But I learned that when we had a hurricane, 
that was severe, but not of historic proportion, (Katrina was a 
midlevel Category 3 hurricane at landfall), this storm would result in 
the virtual total destruction of one of our most beloved cities, New 

But as hard as it was for me to accept the failed preparation and 
the resulting destruction, it became increasingly unimaginable that 
we have been unable to restore the possessions and security of much 
of that city more than a year later. 

Again, I ask the rhetorical question: Am I the only person who 
believed that our advanced technology and our civilization would be 
all we needed to fix this problem after it occurred? 

My final example of recent astonishment revolves around bor- 
der issues with Mexico. Before this year, I imagined that somehow 
we should have figured out a way to peacefully exist with our 
Mexican neighbors since we've shared this border since the mid- 
1850s and the Gadsden Purchase. Social scientists, politicians, and/or 
federal agencies on both sides of the border should know exactly 
how to handle the most crossed border in the world. My astonish- 
ment turned towards the world of the unimaginable when I learned 
that giving humanitarian aid like water to a person who is dying of 
thirst in the desert could be considered a crime. In fact, on July 9, 
2005, Daniel Strauss and Shanti Sellz were arrested for transporting 
three Mexicans to medical help when these men were found wan- 
dering in the Sonora Desert. We wouldn't fail to help a family whose 
house was burning because they didn't honor the building codes, or 
refuse aide to a person who was in a car accident because they 
didn't have the correct paper work. And yet we may jail someone 
who gives water to a person dying of thirst. 

Based on these examples and a host of others that you might be 
able to identify, I have come to the conclusion that many of the sys- 
tems and safeguards that we want to believe are in place to keep us 
safe and secure are, in fact, not there or they are there but in a seri- 
ously compromised fashion. 

We live in the world of the unimaginable not because the future 
and present are impossible to imagine, but because we don't want to 
imagine them. We want to believe that we're safe and sound 
ensconced in systems that will protect us, not only from the behav- 
iors of others like terrorists, but safe from our own behavior, like 
environmental degradation and over consumption. 

I want to wake people up to their own dreams of the world they 
imagine and I want to absolutely confirm that it 'will be the actions 
of each of us working in concert with others that is the only hope 
we may have for a bright future. 

I suggest that there are long-term and short-term actions we 
might consider taking in order to help us prepare for the future. 

22 TheArchon s» Spring 2008 

I believe we are on the 
threshold of a new era of civic 


In the long term, we need to restructure education, but in order 
to do that we'll need to be aware of a few mind traps that are get- 
ting in the way of effective education. The first mind trap is the rela- 
tionship between information and appropriate action. 

We have access to unprecedented amounts of information and 
yet we often lack the ability to tie this information together in a 
meaningful way. We can now use bits of information to defend vir- 
tually any position we'd like to take. I think of those among us who 
don't want to believe in global warming as occupying the same posi- 
tion of looking for scant support to defend an emotional position. I 
can find the study that asserts global warming isn't happening, but I 
know the vast majority of reputable science is unambivalent regard- 
ing this fact. 

So we might want to deny the reality of the unimaginable like 
global warming but this denial in itself will do nothing to prevent it 
from occurring — even if we're able to locate sources that support 
our view. 

In my opinion, our entire educational system is based on the 
assumption that information leads to appropriate behavior. In other 
words, if people are given information they will use this information 
and make correct choices. The somewhat new unimaginable real- 
ization I'm coming to is 
that information doesn't 
necessary change behav- 

We don't need any 
more information about 
the dangers of smoking, 
and yet larger percent- 
ages of young women 
are beginning to take up 

this habit. We don't need any more information about the detrimen- 
tal consequences of obesity, and yet larger numbers of people in our 
country are becoming obese and the growth rate is staggering. 

I might assert that the entire environmental movement has been 
based on the idea that if we give people enough doomsday informa- 
tion about the inevitable consequences of their behavior, then the 
behavior will change and the planet will be saved. Somehow this 
message is not having the desired effect worldwide. And although I 
appreciate the positive movement we've made toward some sort of 
environmental awareness within our culture, I think I can safely say 
that most environmentalists are frustrated and disappointed that the 
volumes of information and reports published hasn't had a greater 
effect on changing consumption and improving environmental 

Our second chore to improve education is to include experi- 
ence in the curriculum. 

We need to reintegrate experience with education and allow, in 
fact require, that students try to use their information. Without the 
necessity of utilization we begin to believe that if we spend our time 
in the analysis of a problem we've actually solved the problem. 
Problems are solved by trying things to alleviate them, not by end- 
less examination. 

Sadly, our educational system in most settings is primarily con- 
cerned with the discovery and teaching of facts and not with the use 
of these facts in the service of the public good. 

The education system we need now should be aimed at helping 
students focus on the future and the possible outcomes of our behav- 
ior and practices and less on the categorization of previous pieces of 

We need to put the application of knowledge back in the cur- 
riculum. Experiential education does this very well. At the core of 
what we'd call traditional education there is a fundamental question 
that students are trying to answer and that question is, "What has 
been done in the past?" Almost all education is an attempt to 
acquaint students with what's already been done. I believe we can do 
a wonderful job of helping students learn what's come before and 
also learn how this information can and should be used in the future. 
The third long-term educational reform is a complete recon- 
ceptualization of assumptions we assign to students. William 
Luftquist reminds us that agencies, like schools, that serve the young 
have one of three basic orientations towards students. These institu- 
tions see students as Victims, Consumers or Co-creators. After years 
of doing public and private school teacher training programs, I know 
well how these basic orientations are expressed in the faculty rooms. 
In the school where the students are seen as victims the teachers refer 
to students as "those poor kids" who come from broken homes or 
who have no stable male role model in their life. These teachers are 
endlessly frustrated by the lack of preparation of their students and 
the current situation of the student. To these educators, the student 
is victim and, but for the teacher's intervention, they will remain vic- 

In the school 
with a consumer 
mentality, the teach- 
ers are working with 
the assumption that, 
"If we build it, they 
will come." Endless 
time is spent design- 
ing new and imagi- 
native curriculum offerings intended to attract students. The students 
in these schools are usually engaged unless they become bored and 
then the staff begins in earnest to revamp and improve the curricu- 
lum to make it more attractive. 

In those schools where the students are seen as co-creators, the 
teachers are trying to find ways to bring the students into the deci- 
sion-making process. There is usually more real dialogue in this third 
type of school because everyone is trying to create opportunities for 
students to define and accomplish their learning objectives. If we 
believe we need more independent learners who are capable of cre- 
ating solutions, we need to engage our students in the co-creation of 
their learning. 

These are the long-term solutions we might want to consider in 
an attempt to change education, but we can't wait for the entire edu- 
cational system to be re-structured before we deal with the world of 
the unimaginable. While we are awaiting a new teaching/learning 
model we'll need to connect with the outstanding positive activities 
that are occurring all around us. 

I believe we are on the threshold of a new era of civic involve- 
ment. People everywhere are getting involved in an attempt to make 
things better. We are living in a time when we have the highest per- 
centage of young people doing service. In every age group, record 
numbers of people are joining together to work toward the common 
good. When I asked my wife Barbara how to end this speech she 
simply stated, with her Scandinavian directness, "Ask people to do 
whatever they can, wherever they are, for as long as possible, and 
things will keep improving." I can't do any better than that. 

TheArchon a» Spring 2008 23 

The Academy Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Form 

Please suggest a nominee for the The Governor's Academy Athletic Hall of Fame! Complete this form 
(or photocopy it) and mail the nomination form to Mike Moonves, The Governor's Academy, 
I Elm Street, Byfield, MA 1 922 or send by fax to 978-462- 1319 

Nominee's Name 

Your Name 



if applicable 


if applicable 




Home Phone 

Business Phone 

Preferred Email 

Why do you believe this person should be consid- 
ered for The Governors Academy Athletic Hall 
of Fame? 

(Please list awards/honors while he or she was a student/athlete at 
The Academy or other information to support your nomination.) 

Criteria to consider for an alumnus/a: 

• athletic performance while a student at The 
Governor's Academy, realizing that sportsmanship, 
leadership and teamwork are critical elements of 
athletic success at The Academy 

Criteria to consider for a coach at 
The Governor's Academy: 

• his or her exemplary performance as a coach, realiz- 
ing that teaching and sportsmanship are essential val- 
ues of good coaching 

Criteria to consider for a friend of 
The Governor's Academy Athletics: 

• his or her contribution to The Governor's Academy 
Athletics as a loyal supporter to athletic programs at 
The Academy 

Other criteria to consider: 

• athletic performance or participation in athletics 
beyond The Governor's Academy that has brought 
recognition to The Academy, and has served as a 
model for the The Academy community 

• any alumnus/a or coach nominated for the Athletic 
Hall of Fame must have been away from The Academy 
for a minimum of 10 years 


Nomination forms are due by January 3 1 , 2009 

The Governor's Academy 

Other Notes: 

The Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will make final 
decisions on new inductees for the fall of 2009 to join 
those inducted in 2003, 2005 and 2007. 

24 The Archon a- Spring 2008 

■ .,'.%& 

A Young Man for All Seasons 

by JJ Morrissey '02 

Three-sport athletes seem like a dying breed. Even at 
The Governor's Academy, where there has always been a 
strong tradition of three-sport athletes, there are fewer and 
fewer students suiting up for every season. That's what 
makes Herbie Kent special. "It keeps me busy," Herbie 
says, "but I like it because I get to be friends with a bunch 
of different people, and to me there is nothing better than 
being part of a team." A star on the football field, the ice 
rink and the baseball diamond, Herbie simply gets it done. 

His true athleticism shines on the football field, 
where he was notorious for making one-handed, falling 
down, twisting and turning catches. They were the kind 
of plays that can make even the oldest of football fans 
say,"Wow." His skills at defensive back seem instinctive 
rather than learned. For a cornerback, it's just you and the 
receiver. You have to be anticipatory, almost have a sixth 
sense, which Herbie clearly does. During the spring sea- 
son, Herbie excels on the pitcher's mound. When asked 
about his success Herbie simply states, "I was blessed with 
a strong arm." That may be a little understated; it's more 
of a cannon than an arm. Herbie will once again be the 
team's "ace" pitcher as the Govs look to improve on last 
year's success. 

Once he hits the ice in winter, however, it's easy to 
see that Herbie's strongest calling is as a hockey player. He 
has all the characteristics a coach looks for in determining 
a great player: soft hands, quick feet, great vision and a 
kamikaze-like fearlessness whether it's in crashing the net 
or mucking it up in the corner. In a sport in which games 
can often turn into physical match-ups that boil over, 
Herbie is a source of calm for his team. He keeps them 
level-headed, and maybe that's one of the reasons he is a 
captain. When asked about his season, Herbie said, "It's 
had its ups and downs, but it is the closest team, in term 
of team chemistry, that I've been on here. We all want to 
win and we all support each other. I'd say it's been a great 
season so far, overall." As of March 7, his team had put up 
a respectable record of 8-8-4 in their first season in the 
new rink. 

Herbert Alder Kent began his hockey career in 
nearby Amesbury, Massachusetts, where he learned to 
skate at the age of three. At five years old, he joined the 
local youth program before moving on to select teams like 
the Lowell Jr. Chiefs and Minutemen Flames. In middle 

school, Herbie was given the opportunity to attend 
Cardigan Mountain, an all-boys school in Canaan, New 
Hampshire. Looking back, he says, "I realize now it was a 
great experience. You know when you're there you don't 
understand, but it did a lot for me. It helped me get into 
TGA." He was an impact player the moment he hit the 
ice wearing the "cardinal red" and that hasn't changed. 

Herbie will be attending Bentley College next year 
and will be playing for their Division One hockey pro- 
gram. He hopes to major in finance or 
economics. "Bentley has one of 
the best business schools in 
the country and I want to 
use it for all its worth." 
After graduation, Herbie ' 
plans to move into the 
business sector . Coaches 
and teachers on the 
Academy campus would 
agree that any company would , 
be lucky to have such a great | 
leader and competitor. 

Always smiling, joking and 
having a good time, Herbie's gre- 
garious nature and humble attitude 
make him one of the most personable 
members of the senior class. When 
asked about his success in three sports, 
Herbie simply said, "I was blessed with ath- 
leticism and I've put my time in. Luckily, itj 
has paid off." Herbie puts in an honest day's 
work every time he hits the playing surface 
and that's all he expects back from his team 
mates. In an athletic climate of specialization ' 
and false bravado, Herbie Kent is a throw- 

JJ Morrissey '02, a standout athlete at the 
Academy and at University of Virginia, cur- 
rently teaches history at The Governor's 
Academy and plays professional 
lacrosse for LA Riptide. 



1 talk 

Fishing for Fulfillment 

by James Haran '08 

The following is adapted from a Chapel Talk delivered in Moseley Chapel earlier in this academic year. 

I am standing in the ocean. The cool water slaps against my 
legs. The foam from the breaking waves slides back and forth 
against the sand. . . it's mesmerizing. I take a deep breath. Salty. 
To my left and right, sandy expanse. In front of me, an endless 
dark blue that meets with the whirling clouds above. The birds 
dive, swoop and sing. The fish jump. It's a beautiful sight. 

I assemble my fly rod and begin my passion. I think of 
nothing except for my twirling cast and I hear nothing, but the 
continuous pounding of waves. I have transferred myself to a 
simple world of pure enjoyment and relaxation. I am not dis- 
tracted by anything. My phone is turned off. My computer and 
email are miles away. I am free with 
nothing to guide me except the sun 
setting above my head. I am away from 
it all, the interruption, the work, the 
college process. The world continues 
to rotate, nothing bad happens, and I 
get a few hours of solitude and medi- 

We live in a busy world. Email, 
cell phones and text messaging con- 
nect and transfer information between 
people thousands of miles apart in just 
seconds. TV and radio give us live 
reports about events around the world. 
The common driver is always in a 
rush, picking the lane that appears to 
be moving the fastest, and often getting 
angry when traffic is slow. Business 
men stay up into the wee hours of the 
night, making transactions with clients 
overseas. Adam Smith's views of self 
interest and competition continue to 
dominate life on Earth. 

Here, at The Governor's Academy, 
we all live a busy life. Sometimes we work 

non-stop, staying up late to finish a paper and waking up early 
the next morning to study for a test. Often, we push ourselves 
past the point where we need to stop and sleep. Some think this 
isn't a bad thing, others say its part of life, and still others just call 
it working hard. 

But I'm not here to talk to you about that. I'm standing up 
here to talk about what we do when we have no homework, 
when we have no practice or game, no school. I'm talking about 
getting away from it all to pursue a hobby, a passion that we can 
enjoy for the rest of our lives. We need to realize that constantly 
watching TV or a playing a video game whenever we get a 
chance is not healthy I offer you a challenge. Find something 

left school so ttyl doesn't mean that the world will blow up. 
Skipping a movie on TV to finish another few chapters of a 
book will not throw off your body's homeostasis. I feel that most 
technology hurts our creativity. Some of you might have played 
with legos when you were little. I did. I would spend hours 
upon hours sitting on the floor building these magnificent and 
creative masterpieces. My creativity could flourish. I wasn't sit- 
ting in front of a screen staring into some vaguely amusing 
show. Instead I was in a fantasy world of plastic creations. My 
question for you now is why can't we go back to the days when 
we were occupied with something that was intellectually sound? 
Do TV and video games need to dominate 
our free time? 

I believe that few of us have ever 
been to a place with no phone, no com- 
puter access, and no TV. Many of us are 
scared to leave the modern world 
behind. But let me tell you something. It 
is one of the purest feelings that you will 
ever have. So don't feel restricted. Pursue 
whatever makes you happy even if it is 
not socially accepted or means that you 
will be alone. A guru named Jiddu 
Krishnamurti in his book entitled "Life 
Ahead: On Learning and the Search for 
Meaning," said it best. 

"Solitude helps the mind to see 
itself clearly as in a mirror, and to free 
itself from the vain endeavor of ambition 
with all its complexities, fears and frus- 
trations, which are the outcome of self- 
centered activity" 

When I go fishing, I don't really care 
if I catch a fish. Truthfully, I rarely have a 
bad time when I am out on the water. I 
know that a few hours trying to catch fish 
and failing is better then some other activity at home. I enjoy it 
because fly fishing is so much more than it seems. It is more 
complicated than waving a rod back and forth. For example the 
fly fisherman needs to be able to "match the hatch" meaning 
that he or she need to be able to select the correct fly to match 
what the fish are eating. There is a reason why so many books 
have been written about it and why many great authors such as 
Hemingway and Norman MacLean have written about fly fish- 
ing in some of their masterpieces. It is, in a sense, one of 
America's original past times. Like legos once did for me, fly 
fishing fills my free time and engages my thoughts. 

I was born on April 13th, 1990. That makes me 17 years old. 

that you like doing and stick with it. Take your attraction and I can honestly say that at this point in my life, I look forward to 

turn it into an enjoyable activity that you wouldn't mind doing 
for the rest of your life. 

Don't be hesitant to walk away from technology. Leave the 
phone behind, a missed text message saying that so- and-so just 

when I become retired because I know that I will have more 
time to spend out on the water fishing. I will be able to soak my 
mind and soul into the water around me and live free from com- 
plications. I have my hobby and I hope that you find yours. 

26 TheArchon ^ Spring 2008 


in memoriam 



Stephen Peabody '34 of Needham died 
on January 26, 2008. After graduating from 
Governor Dummer, he attended Bard 
College and Tufts Medical College. He 
joined the Army in 1942 as a captain and 
was sent with the 34th Division to France. 
His unit landed on Omaha Beach several 
days after the invasion of Normandy. He 
then went to the Battle of the Bulge where 
his unit provided emergency treatment at 
the front. He retired from his family med- 
icine practice and his affiliation with 
Newton- Wellesley Hospital in 1994 after 
50 years. For many years, he was also the 
physician for Babson College. Dr. Peabody 
was pre-deceased by his wife Miriam and 
two sons and is survived by one grandson. 

Philip J. Hastings '38 of Strongsville, 
Ohio, died on May 5, 2007. A graduate of 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Philip at- 
tended Officer's Training School at 
Princeton University before a three-year 
tour of duty with the U.S. Navy supervis- 
ing the installation of sonar equipment. 
After leaving the military, he worked in 
business for 39 years, retiring from Union 
Carbide Corporation. He helped establish 
the U.S. Nuclear program, traveling much 
of the world to modernize steel production 
with graphite electrodes for electric arc 
furnaces. He is survived by his wife Mary; 
five children; 13 grandchildren; and one 
great grandchild. 

John Hastings '41 died in September of 
2007. John was head of Hastings Lab. He is 
survived by his wife Nancy. 

Norton Cushman '42 of Burlington, VT 
died on November 9, 2007. He served in 
the Pacific during WWII as an airborne ra- 
dio operator for the 2nd Combat Cargo 
Group. He graduated from Williams 
College, earned his Master's in Physics and 
for many years was an electronics company 
executive in North Adams, MA. In the 
1970s he moved to Vermont and was em- 
ployed by the Vermont Department of 
Economic Development. From 1984 to 
1988 he and his wife lived aboard a cruis- 
ing sailboat. He is survived by his wife 
Lupine, three children and five grandchil- 

George Ernest Duffy II '46 died in 
Hospice in Tucson, AZ on February 11, 
2008 from complications of Parkinson's 
Disease. After graduating from the 
Academy, where he was awarded the 
Academy Prize, George attended Brown 
University. He is survived by his wife of 54 
years, Valerie, two children, two grandchil- 
dren, and one great grandchild. 

Edward G. Nichols '47 of Newbury, MA, 
died on December 18, 2007. He attended 
Governor Dummer Academy after gradu- 
ating from Newburyport High School. At 
both schools, he played baseball and hock- 
ey. A talented musician, he played with lo- 
cal bands as a teenager and later formed the 
Ed Nichols Trio that performed in many 
area clubs. Ed worked as a machinist at 
General Electric for 25 years and also ran 
his own business, Ed Nichols Real Estate. 
He is survived by his wife Cecile; four chil- 
dren; 10 grandchildren; and great grand- 

Charles J. Gesen '51 of Concord, NH, 
died on January 23, 2008. After graduating 
from the Academy, Charles attended 
Brown University. He was captain of both 
the Governor Dummer and Brown soccer 
teams. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a 
lieutenant commander. At the time of his 
death, Charles was president and CEO 
of Phoenix Mutual Fire Insurance Co., 
director of Casco Indemnity Co., 
in Saco, Maine, and a community leader 
in many organizations, including 
South Congregational Church, Concord 
Hospital, Concord Rotary, and the Central 
New Hampshire Model T Club. He is sur- 
vived by his wife Nancy; five children; and 
15 grandchildren. 

Robert L. Morse '51 of Andover, MA, 
died on December 6, 2007. Bob graduated 
from Dartmouth College and Harvard 
Medical School before entering the Navy 
and then beginning his medical practice as 
a cardiologist, working at Maine Medical 
Center and Maine Cardiology Associates 
for 28 years. Bob worked to bring new im- 
aging methods to Maine and was part of 
the initiative to make Maine Medical 
Center a teaching hospital. He was an avid 
sailor who explored the North Atlantic 
Ocean as well as the Baltic and Caribbean 

Seas. In 1974, he, his wife and three sons 
took a yearlong sailing trip aboard their 
38-foot ketch, "Spirit of '76." Bob is sur- 
vive by his wife Mary and three sons. 

Gordon Martin '56 died in January 2008. 
A graduate of Trinity College, Gordie was 
retired He is survived by his wife Marilyn. 

Peter A. Kalat '58 of Bedford, NY, died 
on December 1, 2007. A graduate of 
Middlebury College, Peter earned his law 
degree at the University ofVirginia. He lat- 
er attended the Parker School of Foreign 
and Comparative Law at Columbia Law 
School. He spent his entire legal career as 
an attorney at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt 
& Mosle LLP and was a highly regarded 
corporate partner in the firm. He enjoyed 
much experience in international arbitra- 
tion and litigation, even testifying as an ex- 
pert witness on New York corporate law 
before the Iran-US. Claims Tribunal at The 
Hague. In addition, Peter offered counsel 
to not-for-profit corporations and charita- 
ble trusts and was an avid Civil War enthu- 
siast as well as an accomplished tournament 
bridge player. He is survived by his wife 
Nie-Lih Cheng; four children; two step- 
children; 10 grandchildren; and one step- 

Keyan Ahari '75 of Dennis, MA, died on 
January 17, 2007 after many years of illness. 
After GDA, Keyan attended Boston 
University. He worked as a warehouseman. 
Keyan is survived by his mother, Joan P. 
Ahari, and three siblings, Kameran '77, 
Amir '80 and Heideh. Keyan was pre-de- 
ceased by his father, Dr. Saeed Ahari. 


Robert Friend III, former English teacher 
at the Academy, died on December 18, 
2007 in Wolfboro, NH. A graduate of 
Dartmouth College with a Master's degree 
in English literature from the University 
of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), he taught 
at Bowdoin College and Williston- 
Northampton in addition to Governor 
Dummer Academy. He retired as chair of 
the English Department at Brewster 
Academy. He is survived by his wife 
Fenton; two children; and one grandchild. 

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Sandy Keyes 

F. Thayer Richardson '38 has 

Alzheimer's and is currendy residing in a 
Memory Assisted Living Home. Julia Soule, 
daughter of George Lord '39 writes: 
"Without any effort on his part, in 2006 he 
became a great grandfather. His progeny 
now includes ten grandchildren and two 
great-grandsons. Although still infants, early 
indications are that both great-grandsons are 
brilliant, talented and handsome." Ed Noyes 
'39 says: "Not much new except that we 
have moved back to CT from S.C. It is a 
permanent move, and we are happy with it 
in spite of recent back to back 'snow, sleet 
and freezing rain' happenings. The town is 
Farmington and while it temporarily holds 
to its heritage, it does a fine job of meeting 
progress halfway." TomTenney '39 reports: 
"Low year. Had great time at 65th wedding 
anniversary spent at Sea Island with all kids 
and grandchildren. Spent five days with son 
Scott at his new house in Bermuda. No 
time for golf or tennis. 2008 will be the year 
to concentrate on that." Phil Simpson '39 
says: "Not much going on - will be getting 
two implants this afternoon —just spent two 
nights at the Balsams in New Hampshire, 
then one night at our place in Sugarloaf 
Summer went too fast — will be heading 
south in a couple of months." Theodore 
Munro '40 is in a nursing home in Marion, 
MA. Ben Wright '40 reports: "I will be 
visiting the Academy on January 4th with a 
great nephew (Ben Tegtmeyer) and his fa- 
ther, Dr. Ken Tegtmeyer. Ben is applying to 
the Academy. He is from Portland, OR and 
is a hockey player." Paul Morgan '41 says: 
"Now that Sam Robbins '41 has gone else- 
where with his paintings, Nancy and I have 
loaned The Governor's Academy eight of her 
father's very fine abstract oil paintings to 
beautify the campus." Jim Monroe '41 says: 
"Nothing dramatic - Cincinnati for six 
months and Palm Desert the remainder of 

Cliff Sinnett '38 and his wife Charlotte in 

front of their cottage at Bailey Island, ME 

in the fall of 2007. Cliff wears a cap that 

reflects his action in WWII and the 

Korean Conflict. 

the year. Our children and grandchildren are 
all scattered, Charleston, SC, Fairbanks AL, 
and Denver, CO and one in Sydney, 
Australia. I guess that's the price for bring- 
ing them up with a streak of independence. 
You would hardly expect it from a graduate 
of a New England School! Best wishes to all 
for the New Year!" Vaughan Pitman '41 
says: "I left GDA 68 years ago, one of Ted 
Eames flock. Married 61 years. Dot and I 
have a large flock — five children, 13 grand- 
children, three great-grandchildren. We are 
still very active in church and community af- 
fairs. Travel in our motor home." Tom 
Fenn '42 writes: "We just stopped motor 
homing after 34 years! We traveled through 
all 48 USA states, every Canadian province 
and Alaska! Even Australia and New 
Zealand as well! We're slowing down a bit 
much as I hate to! Two of our five kids are 
retiring. Does that say anything? I'll tell you 
more at a future time!"" 


Class of 1943 

Benjamin B. Brewster 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360-2428 

(508) 746-1306 

benbbrew@comcast. net 

65th Class Reunion 

June 6, 7, 8, 2008 

I (Ben Brewster) must have somehow 
insulted the mailman. The returns have been 
between slim and non-existent. That gives 

me space to remind those of us who can still 
count that it has been SIXTY-FIVE years 
since we populated the halls in South 
Byfield. There will be room for walkers, 
canes and crutches in June to accommodate 
all of the '43s that can totter in. The 
Brewsters will be there and it would be great 
to have some company. My e-mail is and I'd be glad to 
keep a list of those who might make it. Let 
me know your plans and you can find out 
from me if your old roomies will be there. If 
you haven't made a stop there in a few years, 
you'll be amazed at what they have done in 
the last 65 years. It would be fun to get to- 
gether and lie about what we've been up to 
since we jumped the stone wall. 

Class of 1944 

Need Secretary 

Warren Perkins reports: "In spite of 
our advanced years, my wife and I are enjoy- 
ing reasonably good health, but age does take 
its toll. I was particularly glad to read that 
Malcolm von Saltza is doing well and is 
shoveling snow which must be plentiful on 
the shores and inland forest of Maine. I don't 
miss the snow, and we have very little herein 
the land of piney forests and mesquites. We 
are following the Texas rule more and more 
that if an armadillo can't live there, don't go 
there. Our health has forced us to give up 
more and more enjoyable activities. I had to 
give up wade fly fishing along the gulf be- 
cause my balance is bad. I miss it, but I am 
trying to exercise to get my balance back. 
Fortunately we find other things to do. We 
are still taking classes at Rice University's 
School of Continuing Studies, and I contin- 
ue to enroll in advanced classes in Spanish. 
Like most of the elderly, we go on a cruise 
from time to time. The two recent high- 
lights •were a cruise down the Danube from 
Prague to the Black Sea and a repositioning 
trip from Florida to Europe, Ireland, 
England, France, Belgium, and Holland. In 
February we are flying to Manaus on the 
Amazon River for a cruise down the river 
and several islands in the Caribbean. For 
several years we have had a close friendship 
with a Vietnamese family. The husband, Tan, 
and I go fishing together from various piers 
and jetties. We attend festivities on the 
Chinese New Year and other festivals with 
them. A few weeks ago we were having sup- 

28 TheArclu 

Spring 2008 

per together when Loan, the wife, an- 
nounced that she just got back from visiting 
various private schools in New England. 
Apparently a teacher in her daughter's school 
took a group of mothers and their children 
to approximately eight academies in the 
northeast. Loan was particularly impressed 
by one because of the campus, the warmth 
of the faculty, their encouragement, and that 
they served a lot of rice for lunch. The acad- 
emy was The Governor's (I have a hard time 
saying that). I was extremely proud to say I 
had graduated from there. We have come a 
long way when a daughter of a family of 
boat people from Vietnam may be going to 
The Governor's Academy. That will certain- 
ly make me proud." Edmund Tarbell is 
"still sailing. Did Dason East Race Week at 
Blue Hill Bay and Northeast Harbor Yacht 
Club in August. Later chartered 46' yacht 
"White Mist" and sailed the Broad ??? Lakes 
for a week in October. Lost #3 son Thomas 
in July — very sad." John Whitney says: "I 
can't come up with anything exciting, 'cept 
we have taken the plunge and are now in re- 
tirement living quarters. I can truthfully say 
I miss the house, and all the toys I had to play 
with. 'Tis difficult to adjust or should I say 
'downsizing'. But now, I are one!!" David 
Ambrose is celebrating the birth of great- 
grandchild #4 and all are boys. Planning trip 
to Jekyll Island, GA for the month of March. 
Alan Welch says: "I too was a 'Bob and 
Ray' fan and it was good to hear from a fel- 
low member of the club. There don't seem 
to be many like them today of the relaxed — 
satiric — funny variety who seem to need 
100 writers to hone their jokes into perfec- 
tion. To all of them 'write when you get 
work' and there will never be another Bob 
and Ray. I don't know whether I should 
write to you or the new guy, but I'll stay 
with the 'Don't be shy guy' as far as updates 
go. The latest after about 12 years: I've split 
my time between New York and Florida and 
have a great family down there — three won- 
derful grandsons (9 and 6) but at this age I 
can't take a big household and I can't take 
Florida, too hot, too much suburbia and they 
can't even count votes right in an election. 
I'm really sorry I didn't answer your Jim 
Waugh letter but there was a mix-up in ad- 
dresses and in addition I mislaid some un- 
opened mail. Partly my fault, partly the Post 
Office. However, at this late date I'd like to 
say that I knew him for almost 70 years, he 
was always fun, athletic, smart, witty and the 
best. I didn't get your 'Global Warming' let- 

ter, but please keep writing these interesting 


Class of 1945 

Richard A. Cousins 

11 Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(978) 462-4542 

Warren Furth writes: "2007 enlarged 
our family substantially. Our daughter gave 
birth to a boy in June, and our son and 
daughter-in-law had twin girls in October. 
Thus the number of our grandchildren in- 
creased from one to four - two boys and two 
girls. Three of them live with their parents 
in London, and our daughter and her son in 


Class of 1946 

John F Kimball 

20 Kenney Field Drive 

Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2120 

(207) 633-4477 

John Walker says that someone from 
the Class of 1946 was wondering where he 
was. He is in Amherst, MA at Applewood, a 
retirement apartment complex with his wife 
Jan. After college (Amherst '51) he went 
into the wool business, and then into the 
brokerage business as a commodity broker 
with Dean Witter and then Merrill Lynch. 
He specialized as a hedge broker and retired 
in 1993. He still paints watercolors and 
teaches a class in Applewood. This from Bill 
Silver: "Sorry to be late but this just came 
in. In my new (retirement) career at the 
Miami Dade Medical Examiner department, 
I have just been appointed DEPUTY 
CHIEF, Forensic Odontology. Still busy do- 
ing the dental identifications and working 
cold cases. Miami is beautiful as ever and I 
am going out for tennis about three times a 
week. Maybe we should include that in our 
alumni weekend. How many of us are left?" 


Class of 1947 

Norman Brown 

43 Hearthside Road 

Standish, ME 04084-5259 

(207) 892-6708 

Sandy Keyes informed me, (Norm 
Brown) that our classmate, Ed Nichols, 
passed away in his sleep on December 18, 
2007. He and his wife, Cecile, lived in 
Newbury, MA. It seems that Ed attended 
GDA in '47 but left to finish his senior year 
at Newburyport High School. Danny Hall 
remembers Ed as a day student who was a 
defenseman on our hockey team and that he 
may have been a pitcher, too, as backup for 
Fritz Freeman and Tom Magoun. The Class 
of 1947 wishes to offer its collective condo- 
lences to Cecile and her family. My first 
Class Notes postcard arrived in today's mail 
(12/22/07) and it was from Plato Kangis. 
Plato writes: "Gwen and I continue to be 
grateful for good health, wonderful family 
and steadfast friends. We are still creating a 
fine of high-end leather handbags and acces- 
sories in our home studio in Providence, RI. 
Stop by and say hello if you're in the area." 
If I'm ever down that way, Plato, you can be 
sure I'll swing by and say 'hi' to you and 
Gwen, and peruse your award-winning hand 
bags. Dave Wilcox and his wife, Jane, are 
headed for warmer climes. His Class Notes 
postcard arrived the day before Christmas 
saying, "Look forward to your emails, Norm. 
Off to Naples for two months soon." If I 
knew your address in Florida, Dave, I'd be 
tempted to send you some snowballs just to 
remind you of what you're missing! Wow!! 
Here it is Christmas Day and when I looked 
out on my rear ground-level deck this 
morning I saw a creature walking toward the 
house across the crusted snow. That blew my 
mind because I had never seen a live opos- 
sum before and thought they lived south of 
the Mason-Dixon Line, not in Standish, 
Maine. He/she came to within three feet of 
the patio-door to check me out, too, then 
walked around a shoveled-path to the front 
of the house and climbed my crabapple tree. 
I read they have 50 sharp teeth and are the 
only marsupials (pouch for young) in North 
America. What a Christmas gift!! His tail 
was about a foot long, hairless and about a 
half-inch in diameter." 

12/31/2007: The last day of the year 
and arriving in my mailbox is a Class Notes 
postcard from Herb Hoffmann: "The new 
year will take me back to classical archaeol- 
ogy. I've discovered an Etruscan sanctuary 
on the slopes of the Monte Maggio in 
Tuscany and plan to organize an excavation." 
As a kid, I bet Herb was a true crackerjack at 
playing 'scavenger hunt' games. By the way, 


TheArchon^ Spring 2008 29 

class notes 

Herb Hoffmann's '47 photo of Monte Maggio 

Herb, is your computer repaired from the last 
lightning strike? If so, please send me your 
email address, OK? Thanks in advance. 
Kevin Gaffhey responded to my postcard 
via email. Kev writes: "Hi Norm: Just a note 
to let you know that we've been coasting 
along enjoying life. Our new grandchild, 
Kylie Lynn Gaflhey is now eight months 
old. She had a rough start but is beginning 
to get better. She's a beautiful little lady, and 
we are quite captivated by her. Our children 
gave us a wonderful 50th anniversary party 
in November - it was quite a surprise and we 
were completely shocked that so many 
friends and relatives were there. As I look 
back now, 50 years go by fast and I enjoyed 
every moment and hope for 25 more. My 
best to you and your family and wish you a 
very happy New Year. Best always, Kevin." 
Thanks, Kev, for the update. Nothing like a 
new grandchild to keep us young ... or make 
us feel old. : A ) Archie Sheldon's postcard 
was returned by his wife, Virginia. She 
writes: "We have moved to Colorado to be 
near our daughter and family (two adorable 
grandchildren). Our new address is: 3085 
Mill Vista Road - #2422, Highlands Ranch, 
CO 80129. Archie has the dreaded 'A' dis- 
ease, but is doing as well as can be expected 
and is happy. Our best to all the classmates." 
Thank you, Virginia, for responding to my 
postcard. My classmates and I are sorry to 
hear of Archie's Alzheimer's disease. Please 
tell him we are thinking of him. The Class 
of '47 sends the very best wishes to you, too, 
Virginia. It wasn't until the fall issue of the 
Archon arrived that I saw (p.42) that Jay 
Curtis was a volunteer member of the 
Reunion Committee. Thanks, Jay, for all you 
did to add to our successful gathering and 
making the trip to our reunion all the way 

from Illinois. In a recent 
email, Jay says: "After attending 
our 60th class reunion, which 
was great, Kaila and I jour- 
neyed up the coast of Maine 
visiting niece and nephew 
who live in Boothbay Harbor. 
From there we went on to Bar 
Harbor to spend a few days. 
Kaila had never been this far 
north in Maine and was over- 
whelmed with the beauty of 
Bar Harbor and Acadia 
National Park. From Bar 
Harbor we drove home to 
Chicago but visited friends 
along the way. The rest of the summer was 
basically wrapped around my pending back 
surgery. The back operation was on 
September 18th. After a week in the hospital 
and a week in a rehab clinic, I came home. 
Had to be in a corset for three months and 
couldn't bend, lift or twist. This certainly 
limited my activities but in December I was 
allowed to take off the corset and start to do 
my regular activities but on a limited basis. 
The good part is my back feels better each 
week. Probably be another 6-8 months be- 
fore back is really up to par. So Kaila and I 
look forward to a better 2008. The highlight 
of the year will be our pending trip to Alaska 
in the summer." 

I've had several phone chats with Joe 
Welch. Like Jack D.,Joe doesn't know a PC 
from a WC, and they both like it that way, 
I'm sure. I'm still wondering if my wife, 
Marion, is related to Joe's family in some way 
since there are Hales in each (and mine, too). 
Joe mentioned that his Aunt Florence Hale 
used to say, "Growing old is not for sissies." 
Yep, there could be a family connection. 
Jack Deering and his wife, Ann, will be in 
Florida for about six weeks beginning in 
April. Perhaps the warm sand on one of 
those lovely beaches will be the perfect ther- 
apy for your back operation, Jack ... that is, if 
you can lie still for a moment and give your 
spine a rest!! Also, as noted in the Fall 2007 
Archon, Jack Deering, our Class Agent, was 
awarded the Morris P. Frost '35 Bowl for 
leading our class to the highest dollar total 
during the Annual Fund drive. I'd also like 
to thank Dana Mayo and Jim Knott for 
their special support in this annual event.You 
three guys, and the rest of our classmates, did 
a great job in giving financial support to 

Connie and Bud Snow '47 

GDA. The 2008 fund drive doesn't end un- 
til this June 30th, so if you haven't made a 
contribution yet, please do so today. Jack 
tells me that the percentag e of class partic- 
ipation is an important factor when compa- 
nies evaluate their matching funds program, 
so even five dollars would be a great help in 
that regard. The more you are able to give to 
GDA, the better the quality of faculty and 
infrastructure the Academy can provide. Visit 
the campus some day and you will see the 
results of your generosity. Bud Snow, and 
his wife, Connie, whooped it up again to 
ring in the New Year and (wring?) out the 
old: "Norm, here is some news for you for 
GDA. Connie and I went to the North 
Carolina Symphony Gala in Raleigh this 
past Monday night 12/31/07. Enclosed is 
photo taken at the Sheraton. Had a cocktail 
party there first, then bused to Meymandi 
Concert Hall (about a mile away). There we 
were entertained by the North Carolina 
Symphony, then bused back to the Sheraton 
for a gourmet meal. We stayed the night 

30 The Archon^ Spring 2008 

(what was left of it) and left for New Bern 
after breakfast. HAPPY NEW YEAR!" Bill 
Bailey is doing his part to fight the foreign 
oil barons: "Norm, I've got nothing but 
maybe before the end of January something 
startling will jump up and I'll forward same. 
The price of heating oil is not acceptable - 
so - I've made a change to gas heat (my 
house is connected to the gas line). I've 
made the big switch. This country must re- 
duce, in dramatic volume, the dependency 
on foreign oil and products." Well, Bill, I use 
bulk propane for my gas-fired 'wood' stove 
in the kitchen and my new auto-start, 12K 
genset that takes over when there is a power 
failure. In December the gas was $3.95/gal 
and oil was $2.88/gal. Dan Hall emailed 
me the following: "Bill Bailey and Dan Hall 
felt honored to be included as part of a spe- 
cial day honoring Nels Corey '35 during 
and after the Colby-Bowdoin football game 
on November 11th. Nels, a graduate of The 
Governor's Academy, was their hockey coach 
at Colby. However, this testimonial was en- 
tirely due to his Bowdoin football players 
who wished to honor him for his days as 
Bowdoin football coach, especially his play- 
ers from the 1960 and 1963 teams that won 
the Maine State championships in the days 
when the University of Maine was part of 
the state series." Thanks, Dan, for that up- 
date. Nels was a well known coach at GDA, 
as well as an intrepid math teacher. Dan, I 
feel sure that he is most ap- 
preciative of the many 
years of respect and com- 
panionship you, Bill, Jack 
Deering and others, have 
given him. Over the past 
few years I've had several 
'mates tell me they have 
either lost or misplaced 
their 1947 yearbook, the 
Milestone. Fortunately, I 
still had mine and I made each of them a 
copy. It wasn't a hardcover like the original 
but it does have all the photos and was spiral 
bound with soft covers. It makes a great ref- 
erence book when you recall a name but 
can't put the face to it, or can't remember all 
your teammates. If your yearbook is missing 
and you would like a copy of mine, please let 
me know ... and it will be my treat all the 
way! In January, I emailed some of you 
about this but I mention it again here for 
those without email capabilities. Sam Allen 

was one to whom I sent a copy of my year- 
book. In his letter of appreciation, he adds, 
"As for me, I still get along slowly with my 
two canes [Sam has had spinal stenosis for 12 
years], hoping it doesn't snow. My physical 
health is good and, importantly, I can drive 
my mini-van with ease. Louise and I leave 
for Sanibel on February 13th for seven 
weeks. We have had a time-share at Sanibel 
Beach Club II for almost 30 years. Of 
course, I am retired from the practice of law. 
Louise and I took up art and painting about 
12 years ago. They say, 'A painting a day 
keeps the doctor away' Best to you and our 
'mates." Sam must have it right ... I have one 
of his paintings over my desk and I only see 
my doctor for an annual physical. Brad 
Harlow sent this email in response to my 
yearbook offer: "Outstanding!! Would love a 
copy. Mine disappeared many years ago. I re- 
member someone's wife looking over my 
shoulder while I was looking at a copy at 
'The Mansion House' (reunion). When we 
got to my picture she said 'Jesus'! I don't 
think this was in a religious context. Sorry to 
report nothing to report. It's an event when 
I go to the dump on Sat. Many thanks for 
the yearbook. Would be happy to contribute. 
Best regards, Brad." Thanks, Brad and I hope 
you're enjoying the yearbook and the mem- 
ories it brings forth. In a note from Leslie 
Richard, Les writes, "Thanks for the copies 
from the '47 class yearbook. I've got a 
grandson who plays basketball and I'm able 
to show him that his grandfather played ball. 
The yearbook brought back many good 
memories. I'm just about recovered from 
knee-replacement surgery (my second). I 
claim it was the result of an old injury from 
falling off a barstool in Korea. Thanks again 
for the yearbook. It was appreciated." Gee, 
Les, I hope you were awarded the Purple 
Keg medal for injuries sustained during 
wartime. :) In the 2006 fall issue of the 
Archon, I had mentioned a phone conversa- 
tion with Blake Ireland's wife, Anne. She 
said that their next African safari would 
make it an even dozen. So, Blake, did you 
and Anne make that trip? If, so, how did it 
go and please send me a photo for the fall 
2008 issue. Hank Sanders is recovering at 
home from a stroke he received this past 
summer which has given him a little prob- 
lem with his left side. He is still going for 
therapy and I know we all hope his has a 
successful recovery. On his postcard, Hank 

writes: "Dear Norm, your call appreciated 
and the '47 Milestone copy remarkable and 
welcomed; many thanks. In August, when I 
was at rehab in Haverhill, I received several 
nice cards and calls from GDA classmates ... 
one stands out. It was from Hubert M. (Bud) 
Snow of New Bern, NC. A cool 60 years 
since last seen by me. Immediately recog- 
nized after all these years there was another 
in our old class with the same distinguished 
initials of "HMS" in name! All the best, 
Hank." Thanks for your card, Hank. I be- 
lieve Gilbert & Sullivan used those same ini- 
tials as well, as in 'HMS Pinafore', and they 
are still emblazoned on British war ships. I 
was proud of my initials too, NGB, until 
some guy asked me if they stood for No 
Good Brown. Win some, lose some! 

My thanks to all you guys who submit- 
ted items for your Class Notes. Stay in touch 
with one another. All the best, Norm. 


Class of 1948 
Duncan McCallum 

4571 Cameron Circle 

Dexter, MI 48130 

(734) 426-9282 

60th Class Reunion 

June 6, 1, 8, 2008 

Fritz Freeman writes: "Ann and I are 
living in Ashland, Mass.... about four miles 
from son Woody and his family. Daughters 
Sara and Betsy are living five miles from 
GDA in Newburyport and daughter Gail is 
in Bristol, CT I was so honored two years 
ago to be elected to The Governor's Athletic 
Hall of Fame, along with my old pal, Buster 
Navins '31. And to make things even bet- 
ter, our classmate Ash Eames joined us this 
past fall when he was elected into the Hall of 
Fame. Still working about three mornings a 
week as a manufacturer's rep. Hi to all." 

Hope to see you in June at our 60th 
GDA Reunion. Five or six classmates have 
indicated interest so far. 

The Archon **> Spring 2008 31 

class notes 

Linda arid Mansfield Smith '49 at their mountain and lake in California 

Ed '49 and ZoeVeasey 


1 -^ Class of 1949 

Thomas R M Emery USN 

2600 Barracks Road, Apt. 451 

Charlottesville, VA 22901-2196 

(434) 977-8763 

Hello once again. The year 2008 
seemed to us in 1949 to be so far away that 
we'd all be gone by then. Well, we're not all, 
so let's celebrate by keeping in touch. Here 
is the news I've received for this edition. 
Bud Frame wrote: "The Frames are a lucky 
gang! All three sons and their families are 
here in Rochester; Peggy just returned from 
three weeks in Vietnam, Laos, and 
Cambodia; we go to Turkey plus Caicos in 
January followed by a Florida golf tourna- 
ment; I go to Buenos Aires for eight days of 
golf with three guys for our ninth trip there. 
I am retiring from Trillium (venture capital) 
on 12/31/07, but will stay physically at the 
firm. Hope all is set up for a great 2008 for 
Emery, Hall, des Cognets, Otis, Judson, et 
al! I like our school's new name, too." 

Rick Tyler wrote: "Ann and I just re- 
turned from 19 days in Africa. Had a great 
trip and saw every kind of animal, so never 
have to go to another zoo. Lots of snow 
now, so the skiing is great. We will go to 
Hawaii in February for a week. Both of us 
are praying for lots of tennis." Bill Johnson 
sent his family news. "We want to wish you 
very happy and healthy holidays and that 

Don Wochomurka '49 and 
Brud Homeier '49 

Don '49 and Ann Wochomurka 

2008 will be even better than 2007. We put 
our lovely home on the market a year ago 
and as of today — 'no takers'. The market is 
flat everywhere. But, we love it here and re- 
ally it isn't a problem. When it sells, we will 
move to Augusta. 2007 was a good year. 
Spent time in the Keys, took son Steve and 
family on a cruise to St. Marten and several 
other islands. Our son, Matt, was married on 
6/30 here by the ocean and Treby officiated. 
Spent the summer in Port Clyde as it's so 
beautiful and Arline's 11 gardens are a joy to 
see and work in. October we went to 
Switzerland and Paris and took the River 
Boat down the Rhone River and visited 
many lovely cities along the way. We flew 
back from Nice. Arline will have cataract 
surgery in late November. This Christmas 
we will be here in P.C., first time in a long 
time. All the college kids are doing very well 
as are the little kids. All are very much into 
sports." Kimball Page sent the following: "I 
loved the winters at GDA. Did some skiing 
down the hills on the golf course and have a 
picture somewhere of Howard Mclntyre's 
jump from a second floor window of 
Ingham into deep snow. . .probably 1948. 
Now that we are back in New England from 
FL and NC and have 'real seasons' weather 
wise, I've wished for a white Christmas. I 
suppose the old saying, 'be careful what you 
wish for... you may get it ,' could apply here, 
as December 2007 was the year for snow in 
spades! Portland, including us along the 
coast east of there, received over 37 inches of 
snow, making it the third-snowiest 
December on record and the snowiest since 

32 TheArchon &* Spring 2008 


Red "Ring" is really a napkin ring! Me, 

(Tom Emery '49) at our "Get-away" 

cottage in West Virginia 

1970. More is called for later in January, to 
be followed by four or five forecasted (by the 
Farmer's Almanac) February storms. We 
shall stick it out. The roads are well cleared. 
If all works out, Christmas card scenes 
abound, right down to the ubiquitous red 
cardinals at feeders or the male feeding his 
partner among the snow-laden branches. 
Maine is known as the Pine Tree State. We 
are fortunate to call this place home. We al- 
ways pay attention when our favorite TV 
forecaster calls for a 'plowable snow.' This 
means 3 to 4 inches or better and he's usual- 
ly right. We know our own plowman will 
do our drive in good time. This year I 
agreed with his idea of spreading sand at the 
same time. It certainly isn't beach or sand 
box sand as it's gray and ugly. I now know 
and fully appreciate the need and efficacy of 

a mudroom. With a Golden Retriever's 
footprints, food bin, our boots and tracked in 
'sand' from the garage and such all over, it 
may be the best thing about this house at 
least for the winter! NB: Do you recall 
Uncle Tom Mercer around that huge library 
table speaking about words? I particularly 
remember his take on efficacy as being EfEe 
Casey. he was a gem of a teacher and per- 
sonality." Don Wochomurka tells us: "The 
only adventure we've had in the last year was 
the big down-size! We sold the house we 
had built in Simsbury 47 years ago and 
found a small one-floor house half the size, 
but with the important gardens for Ann and 
a pool for our therapy. We were very sad to 
hear that our friend and my roommate, 
Harry (Brud) Homeier, passed away before 
Christmas." John Veasey wrote: "Zoe and I, 
along with all our children, grandchildren 
and spouses, spent Christmas week at Big 
Sky, Montana. Had lots of snow and all 24 
of us went skiing together. Lots of fun. We 
are looking forward to the New Year and 
hope to get an early spring. We took our 
new boat back to Northeast Harbor, Maine 
for the winter and will sail her back to 
Boothbay Harbor in May." The des 
Cognets drove to Tucson from 
Williamstown in December. "We discovered 
that the Interstate Highway system was quite 

Veasey family 

fabulous, if a bit dull. ..and we also discovered 
that there is a LOT of Texas. We had a gor- 
geous Christmas there with all of my 
(Carol's) family." Carol continues by saying, 
"Archer did his thing on New Year's day. He 
just simply fell over while trying to change 
direction and broke his femur at the top. 
Three screws have stabilized it, and he is in a 
rehabilitation place here. He is so desperate 
to get out that he does everything the ther- 
apists tell him to do, times ten. He'd love any 
news from anyone, or a visit, if anyone hap- 
pens to be in Tucson, or passing through. 
Our telephone here is (502) 300-6708. 
Address is 2815 E. 4th Street, Tucson, AZ 
85716." Marietta Homeier sadly informs us: 
"It is with great sadness I am writing to tell 
you that Harry (Brud) Homeier died on 
December 20th. He had been ill for several 
months. His years and friendships at 
Governor Dummer meant a great deal to 
him." Allen Hollis says: "A minor but pleas- 
ant achievement was becoming a Silver Life 
Master in the HCBL. I also still help out in 
the church and preach as a substitute in our 
area. I have come through a quadruple by- 
pass very well." 

Thank you for such a great response 
with so many pictures. Have a wonderful 
2008. Tom Emery 

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class notes 

The Home of Kimball Page '49 and John Webster located on the granite ledge 

and blueberry barren on Orr's Island, Maine. 


Class of 1950 

Alan F. Flynn,Jr. 

1 Katherine Road 

Rehoboth.MA 02769-1938 

(508) 252-6482 

After having set a fine example for us 
all, with three colorful photos to illustrate his 
comments, Dave Esty's latest response is: 
"There's been too much about me in The 
Archon lately." His response to Class must 
reflect his proximity to the province of 
Quebec, La Meilleure Classe. George 
Tulloch reported: "After Christmas with 
children and grandchildren, Benni and I 
joined some friends on the Semester at Sea 
boat for a tour of the western Caribbean, 
which was fun. Next year, they're doing an 
Amazon and eastern Caribbean for three 
weeks, which we signed up for. The ship is 
delightful, the food is first rate and the price 
is right!!! Anyone interested? I can send de- 
tails." From Bob Comey came the follow- 
ing response: "Our trip to Eastern Europe in 
September and October coincided with the 
end of the regular baseball season. It was dif- 
ficult to get scores the first few days (U.S. 
newspapers were scarce), but I found a cyber 
cafe in Warsaw and emailed Tim Greene 
early on. He filled in a lot of gaps between 
cafes, and I learned that the Indians 

clinched the AL Central. We returned just as 
the playoffs began. Tim and I arranged a 
friendly wager on the Indians-Red Sox se- 
ries. He was pessimistic after the Indians 
jumped to a 3-1 lead, but I urged caution 
and wound up paying." Dick Patton is back 
on the CA slopes: "Went skiing in early Dec. 
and again in early Jan. Big storm hit and 
dumped 80 inches of snow over three days. 
Will cruise through the Panama Canal in 
March. Wife, son and yours truly had a good 
2007. Hope all of us '50 survivors have a 
good 2008." More big storms have hit since 
Dick's card arrived. We all hope he's not 
buried on Mammoth Mountain. Tim 
Greene insists that his new car is an Altima. 

I couldn't believe that our president would 
take anything less than an ultimate vehicle. 
"Plan to spend two weeks in Scottsdale, AZ 
in late Feb. Will see Willy Nordwind. Met 
with Diane and Bob Cushman before they 
left for FL." Tim represented us at the 
Harvard Club reception, where the alumni 
chorale sang "White Christmas". Danny 
Engs continues to set the pace for our class 
in both leadership and physical activity. He is 
president of the San Bernardino Mountains 
Land Trust using the principles he teaches in 
management classes at the University of 
Redlands. He leads hikes for the local Sierra 
group. "My outing highlight this year was a 
five-day backpack in the Rugged Hoover 
Wilderness, near Saddlebag Lake, east of 
Yosemite National Park. At the end of 
October, wind-driven fires broke out all over 
Southern California. Two major fires up here 
destroyed over 200 structures. I was com- 
pelled to evacuate to the valley below and to 
stay there for a week. It was a stressful time. 
Thankfully, the fire was stopped two miles 
from where I live and we were untouched by 
ash and smoke that affected many areas. In 
November, I took one more backpack trip, 
in the high desert of Joshua Tree National 
Park (my backpack trip number 371.)" Mai 
Robertson reported: "Getting settled in our 
new townhouse (tel. 815-469-9830). 
Squeezed in trips to North Carolina for T- 
Day with the IBM crowd and to Napa Valley 
for brother-in-law's B-Day." Yes, Mai, pic- 
tures from the '40s would be great. A call 
from Charlie Bowen revealed that he and 
Calvine had taken their family group on a 
Kenya safari over the Christmas -New Year 

Paul Samborski '50 

34 The Archon w Spring 2008 

Don Rice '52 

Kim and Ed Carter '52 

break. There were 12 in their family group, 
grandchildren ranging from ages 14 to 22. 
They were there for two weeks during the 
election and rioting, but avoided all that. On 
Christmas morning, Charlie, a son-in-law 
and their guide rode into camp on camels 
representing the three wise men. I am trying 
to imagine the scene, but having trouble. 
They saw the full range of animals, including 
a black rhino and cheetahs stalking and 
killing a zebra at night. Charlie said that 
Brenda and Dave Hershey had been to 
Chicago on business and had visited 
Charlie's home and had lunch together. The 
Bowens were off in mid-January for a visit in 
Sydney with two other couples and then a 
cruise with stops in New Guinea, Solomon 
Islands, Guadalcanal, Philippines, Indonesia 
and ultimately terminating in Hong Kong. 
It was a very pleasant surprise to receive a 
great message from Paul Samborski: "I've 
finally decided to break through the Dark 
Ages and say hello to all before another year 
goes by. I have been in and around the 
Washington DC. area since '58, but have not 
been GDA North for over 10 years. I won- 
der if I would recognize it. I have managed 
to keep up with most of the development at 
So. Byfield by and through correspondence 
with Jack Ragle. We've been trading info for 
several years, from the time he became head- 
master until the present. Had a note from 

Esty saying he is going to drive Jack to GDA 
for the ceremony honoring him. This hap- 
pens on the ninth of Feb. That's one I wish I 
could make. They threw the mold away 
when they made Jack Ragle. There is one 
magnificent person. I learned so much from 
that guy and I never had him in a class. Here 
is a warm wish for all, after all these years of 
silence." Paul enclosed a photo taken on the 
bank of the Potomac River just downstream 
from Mt. Vernon. We look forward to seeing 
you at the Class of '50s 60th reunion in 
2010. Just under the wire came Bob 
Cushman's card: "After 15 years of spending 
a couple months in Maui, Hawaii, we're try- 
ing out Sanibel Island, FL for 12 weeks. Not 
so much Aloha spirit and weather in the 80s, 
but closer to home and children. Had a cou- 
ple nice cruises on Oceania last year cele- 
brating 50th anniversary and 75th birthday. 
Still playing tennis /golf and looking forward 
to the next reunion." 

Emi and I (Alan Flynn) are proud to 
announce our fifth grandchild on the 29th 
of January, a boy to join his two sisters. We 
are eagerly anticipating a Patriots victory to- 
morrow to match the Red Sox World Series 
win. Only two years to our 60th in 2010. 
Can you believe it? 


Class of 1951 

Ted Barrows III 

41 Ridge Road 

Bristol, RI 02809 

(401) 254-1909 

tedbarrows@cox. net 

Dave Pope writes that 17 of 20 mem- 
bers of his family had a great Christmas va- 
cation, a four-day skiing outing at the 
Balsams. He and wife Woodie are also going 
to Aspen for two weeks on January 28. He 
also reported that Bill Traver and wife Bell 
stopped by on their way back from Vermont 
- both looking "great" and Bill still playing a 
lot of golf at 87. Bell also plays. George 
Kirkham reports that he went to Cleveland 
for Christmas with his daughter, Samantha, 
her husband, and four kids under seven, his 
younger son, wife and two kids under six. 
"Some bedlam — still recuperating." George 
also stated: "No more winters in Colorado, 
too long a drive." Ed Stockwell emailed 
that he had a new book published in the fall, 
quite unlike any of his previous "academic" 
books. "This one is titled The Nu Collitch 
Dickshunary and is a humorous compilation 
of misspelled and misused words collected 
over the years from essays written by stu- 
dents in my classes. A free preview can be 

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class notes 

seen at 
store/stonedetail.aspx?booked=48306." He 
states it may be a silly thing, but kept him out 
of trouble for several months. Lastly, we 
learned of the death of Bob Morse and re- 
cently of Charlie Gesen on January 23. 

Class or 1952 

Franklin E. Huntress, Jr. 

5 Independence Way Apt C 

Marhlehead, MA 01945-4659 

(781) 631-4785 

therevfehjr@comcast. net 

Here I (Frank Huntress) am, you guys, 
via the miracle of cyberspace which has me 
utterly confused and confounded and may 
even blot out my words to you. Do not leave 
me comfortless by moving on to more im- 
portant business you have at hand, because I 
need you ALL to hold my hand with this 
laptop thing that has me in its vise con- 
trol....! I am busy with the church at the mo- 
ment as a supply priest, suitable for every oc- 
casion possible devised by Our Lord, 
Himself, and to any church that finds out my 
phone number. If not on the trail of right- 
eousness, I can be found hanging around St. 
Mike's here in Marblehead or the Holy 
Name in Swampscott. There are problems 
out there with modern-day religion as you 

Frank Huntress '52 

all must know and read about, but I hang my 
hat on the traditional/conservative side of 
the ledger... a la the Church of the Ascension 
in Ipswich with the compulsory Boutin Bus 
ride on a given Sunday with Arthur Sager 
and Ben Stone supplying the music, and C. 
Daniel Boone with the "thought for the 
day"...! Many other activities keep me busy 
here in the 'Head... too numerous to enu- 
merate, and then there are the usual trips to 
GDA as a member of the Alumni Council, 
the Governor's Council (a brainstorming 
group for hopes and plans in any and all di- 
rections), and the Hall of Fame Committee. 
Speaking of the Hall of Fame, we have in- 
stalled some old warhorses that were around 
when we were there... Heb Evans, Arthur 
Sager, Buster, Ash Eames, Bob Rex, Fritz 
Freeman, and some others out of our age 
group...! The Rube's name has come forward 
(Don Rice), and I hope that you will let me 
know of any others. ..QUICKLY.. .so that I 
can be sure to inform you what is needed for 
consideration. I shall track Rube's path of 
glory myself, as he is certainly deserving of 
this singular honor. Check your yearbook for 
details...! The campus is lovely. A new hock- 
ey rink as well as a new girls dorm are both 
the state of the art. You must stop in when 
anywhere near the campus, look up the 
Headmaster, have lunch and/or supper in the 
dining room with foods you will not believe 

that are on tap... and there is no chime from 
John Witherspoon either!! All buffets for 
two hours... no table plans... no "with-withs" 
to worry about. Be sure to tell the 
Headmaster that I sent you, and the campus 
is yours for memory's treasure. You might 
even be shadowed by a student who will 
wonder where Sabu's Butt Club has disap- 
peared... now a dormitory space in Ingham 
Under!! Golly, I'm rambling on with nostal- 
gia at the keyboard.. so let me clean up and 
let you go...! We had a good time at our 
55th class reunion last year, and I have to IN- 
SIST that you make it for the 60th without 
fail. If you are absent, you will be presumed 
DEAD and stricken from earthly record and 
transferred to that of Cloud 9!!! More will 
be corning, you can be sure, on reunion 
news... but, lastly, it is wonderful to hear from 
you who think kindly and generously with 
the yearly check. Thank God, you know 
who you are without me having to list you, 
but it is the fondness of memory's treasure, 
sealed with who and what we are this day, 
begs us to remember the past and who and 
what helped us to achieve everlasting glory 
we enjoy this day..! Blessings be upon 
thee.. .all of you. let's hear from you be- 
fore I begin to dredge up some spicy stories 
of once upon a time... 

Noble Smith reports: "I have your 
good note to 'My dear friends of Class '52'. 
With all the political debates raging and it 
being the day we remember King's move- 
ment that inspired the nation to act, it is a 
good day to reflect for us young folks. As we 
recognize and celebrate the accomplish- 
ments and memory of Martin Luther King 
Jr., it is sometimes difficult to conceive that 
civil rights and the equality of our African 
American colleagues were not major issues 
to most of us when we studied at The 
Governor's Academy half a century plus ago. 
I was doing some writing this weekend try- 
ing to summarize what has happened in this 
world, in this country and in our academic 
experiences since the early fifties - almost in- 
conceivable, but how fortunate we are to 
have experienced the changes and still be 
part of life's evolution. Of course, the Red 
Sox were still trying to shake the Babe Ruth 
era, the Patriots, I guess, were still a distant 
vision in someone's mind, while our parents 
wrestled with post war rebuilding, another 
conflict in some far-off place called Korea 
and the harsh words and actions in the east- 

36 TheArchon a- Spring 2008 

ern European regions were rapidly leading 
us all to another war, this time a Cold War. 
But at home and a decade plus after we 
leaped over the milestone, it took the assassi- 
nation of a president, the emergence of a 
then political vice president and the non-vi- 
olent rhetoric of a soon-to-be assassinated 
Martin Luther King Jr. to start a movement 
of equality which still has not reached its 
proper status even today. His movement 
then helped turn the nation's shame into 
something of which, someday, we all can be 
proud. I have read several times over these 
many years the book that I received for the 
Moody Kent Prize in History that late May 
day in '52. The struggles for equality, the 
struggles for fair and equal rights regardless 
of race, gender or economic station in life, 
are still with us as they have been since the 
earliest of recorded times. Regardless of 
one's political persuasion, this country, again, 
needs real leadership to reestablish our pre- 
dominance in a world terribly troubled by 
revolutions, brutal killings, sufferings, 
hunger, disease, and, unfortunately inequali- 
ties. In my humble judgment, education is 
one of those quintessential keys to move the 
world to many of the goals that Dr. King 
struggled to invoke. On a much cheerier 
note, thank goodness the Byfield school 
came along in my young exposure to the 
world." Peter Bramhall writes: "To cele- 
brate our 50th wedding anniversary, our four 
daughters, three sons-in-law, and six grand- 
children spent a week in August on Kauai. It 
was a great family reunion and a chance for 
east coast grandchildren to bond with their 
west coast cousins. Our daughters planned 
the entire gathering and provided us with 
airline tickets and accommodations. What 
could be better than that! An exciting high- 
light of the trip enjoyed by young and old 
was a hike, kayak, and zip line outing fol- 
lowed by a swim and picnic. At week's end, 
Hope and I bade farewell to our clan and 
went an additional week visiting the Big 
Island and Oahu. Events of this nature 
should not be missed." Fred Smith says: 
"With five grown children and 1 1 grandkids 
we are having a wonderful experience. My 
son lives in Hong Kong with three kids and 
my daughter has been in Moscow with three 
more for 14 years. They all visit us on our 
small ranch in the hill country of Texas. 
Happy New Year to all my classmates." 


Class or 1953 
Need Secretary 

55th Class Reunion 

June 6, 1, 8, 2008 

Arthur Bartlett says: "Nancy and I are 
still ensconced in the 'Lost Sierra' N. of Lake 
Tahoe. Our hiking will take precedent over 
our golf, as scores are going down. Never 
been up much though. Skiing is still possi- 
ble despite our age." 


Class of 1954 

John M. Nash 

6400 Gleason Court 

Edina,MN 55436-1848 

(952) 938-6169 

Dick Michelson writes: "I visited the 
campus in the spring and continued to mar- 
vel at the change in the facilities since our 
graduation a half a century ago. Judy and I 
traveled in India for the month of 
November; we found the forts and palaces 
great, the Taj Mahal fantastic. (Truly a world 
wonder.) The people were very pleasant and 
kind. The pollution (air, water, traffic conges- 
tion, trash and sewage etc. as bad as we have 
seen.) India's economic growth is very con- 
centrated in three areas, the rest of the coun- 
try is third world." Jerry Vaughan checks 
in with: "A sad year for me, as my wife Sandy 
died on September 7, 2007, after an eight- 
year battle with ovarian cancer. I have just 
returned from Arlington National Cemetery 
inVa. where I had her buried on 20 Dec 07. 
Twelve of our family members accompanied 
Sandy from Charleston, SC to Arlington. She 
is now at rest among some well-known folks 
such as JFK, Admiral Byrd, Audie Murphy 
and thousands of other heroes. We had been 
married for 48 years and had known each 
other since I was seven years old. Needless to 
say, a most difficult loss. On a trip to Ipswich, 
MA in November, I saw Bill Friend '55 
one day at the Myopia Hunt Club in 
Hamilton where I was having dinner." 

Sharon and I (John Nash) are busy 

with our hobbies: she painting furniture and 
starting on canvases and me collecting an- 
tique advertising from Minnesota food dis- 
tributors. We also see our five grandchildren 
on a regular basis and feel fortunate that they 
are all in our area, living with our daughter 
and her husband and our son and his wife. 
Be sure to respond for the next Archon re- 
quest for news from the Class of 1954!! Next 
year is the 55th since graduation- plan on a 
visit to the campus to see how young we all 
look in June of 2009!!! 

.■dan... ^Hk«fl 


' — '— ' Class of 1955 

George O. Gardner III 

10 Winnatuxett Beach Road 

Mattapoisett, MA 02139 

(508) 158-6214 

I received no reply cards for the winter 
Archon! Come on guys. I'm sure some of 
you are doing really interesting things. We 
would all like to hear about them. 


Class of 1956 

James Dean, III 

P.O. Box 186 

South Berwick, ME 03908-0186 

(201) 384-9184 

Jim Dean happily remembers this 
Christmas's family "remission reunion" in 
San Diego, CA. Son Bart had just been ac- 
cepted into the cancer treatment center at 
MD Anderson in Houston, TX. Joe 
MacLeod writes that he and his newly re- 
tired wife, Carolyn, just returned from a 
chilly trip to Florida. They plan to travel ex- 
tensively now seeing friends and family with 
a cruise in mind for April. Joe is encourag- 
ing more classmate participation in the 
Archon. Tim MacVean rejoices in the fact 
that the Chinese language is now being 
taught at GDA. Back in 1979 he visited coal 
mines in China and wore a GDA necktie to 
dinner at the U.S. Embassy in China and at 
the Peking Hotel. Marilyn Martin, Gordie 
Martin's loyal and loving wife of many years, 
sadly called to say that Gordon had passed 
away over the weekend of January 12,13, 
2008. She requested quiet time with her 
nieces to all regroup and organize after the 

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death. Pete Renkert asks classmates to be 
on the lookout for the fall 2007 Archon sto- 
ry featuring Jeff Walker and him and his 
fishing club. Peter speaks of his 60-acre 
spread in Idaho filled with moose, deer, bear, 
elk, and turkeys. And he still finds time to 
travel with Joanie to the back country for 
fish. Bill Sayles says that he splits time be- 
tween his home in Lovell, Maine and his 
winters in Florida. His travels take him by 
my house in Southern Maine on the way to 
children in Newburyport. Witness, every- 
body, that he promises to visit. Tony Miller 
writes that his newest grandson is now six 
months old. Tony and Susan now have two 
girls (9 & 12) and two boys (5-1/2 & 6 
months). Tony has just returned from two 
weeks in Thailand. It was a wonderful trip. 
Tony will be reaching the age of 70 in 

Class of 1957 

Lyman A. Cousens, III 

4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303-2500 

(603) 796-6446 

Harvey Hayden '58 with former 
Red Sox player Johnny Pesky 

Being the youngest, brightest, most suc- 
cessful and best looking members of the 
"Old Guard," we, the Class of '57, are pleased 
to share our activities and events with read- 
ers of the Archon. Frank Gleason has been 
working at the graduate school at the 
University of Sydney, Australia, doing re- 
search on the ecology of soil fungi. Frank 
and wife Janet visited the States this fall to 
see their four kids and spend some time 
with Ned Beebe and wife Cindy in New 
Hampshire. Gleason also regained his year- 
book which 'was rescued over the internet 
from an Arizona bookstore by Roy Nash, 
'59. Thanks, Roy! I received lots of notes and 
photos from J. Perry Lunn (Red Hook, 
N.Y.). Perry's lovely daughter was recently 
married and I was pleased to note Perry no 
longer has braces! He was Dave Anderson's 
roommate and sent along a very touching, 
beautiful poem in memory of Dave. Bill 
George has surfaced in Indian Head, North 
Carolina, enjoying retirement by oil paint- 
ing, golfing with fellow seniors and working? 
as a ranger/starter on the local links. The 
captain of the '57 GDA golf team now has 
seven grandchildren. Speaking of the illustri- 
ous '57 golf team, Jeff Fitts (jeffitts@ya- still has that fluid swing, evidenced 

by a trouncing your Secretary (Lyman 
Cousens) endured at the luxurious Lake 
Winnipesauke Country Club last summer. 
Great day as Jeff's guest at the #1 club in 
New England. Prior to that humbling event, 
I had won the prestigious Prestancia 
ATP (Sarasota) Open in partnership with 
Bernie Michals '5 5. We split a half gallon of 
Beefeaters gin provided by the tournament 
director in hopes we would play elsewhere 
next year. Hardy Bedford has joined the 
ranks of retirees in upper Michigan, enjoying 
his five granddaughters. Great letter from 
Gene Bouley. He and Terry both had some 
surgery in '07, from which they (very) suc- 
cessfully recovered. Same goes for your 
Secretary who is doing just fine after anoth- 
er aortic valve job. The first one in '06 was 
donated by a very defective pig. The current 
valve is a rebuilt carb from NAPA. Click, 
click, click... Lymie 1960 


Class of 1958 
Ralph E. Ardiffjr. 
238 Conant Street 
Danvers, MA 01923-2528 
(978) 774-3336 
rardijf@ardijfblake. com 
It is with regret that we note the passing 
of classmate Peter Kalat this past December. 
After graduating from GDA, Peter received 
his college degree from Middlebury and his 
law degree from the University ofVirginia. 
He spent his entire distinguished profession- 
al career in New York City where he spe- 
cialized in general business transactions, as 
well as international arbitration and litiga- 
tion. Peter and his wife Nie-Lih were ac- 
complished tournament Bridge players, and 
he was a Life Master in Bridge before the 
age of 40. We extend our condolences to 
Nie-Lih and the entire Kalat family. As you 
all probably know, our 50th Reunion will 
take place on June 6-8, 2008 in South 
Byfield. Jim Main, Harvey Hayden, Jack 
Morse, and Nuff Withington have all re- 
ported that they plan to attend. Harvey in- 
tends to get on the phone to encourage our 
classmates to attend. Even our good friend, 
Fred Sayles, reported that he is thinking se- 
riously about coming back for our 50th for 
the first time since graduation. I certainly 
hope so, since Fred and I roomed together at 
Amherst for four years. Fred was a terrific 
athlete at GDA and Amherst. We learned at 

38 Tlte Archon se Spring 2008 

Steve Volpone '59 and wife Elizabeth 
enjoying retirement 

our Amherst 45th Reunion that Fred still 
holds the Amherst basketball record for most 
rebounds in a season. After all these years! 

Our class poet, Ken Weene, con- 
tributed the following ditty: 

"It does not seem like 50 years 

until the 'Archon' I peruse 

and see the changes time has 


buildings new and old masters gone. 

Even now the 'Dummer' name has 


but 'Governor's' or 'GDA', 

I think that I will come and see 

classmates of half a century" 

Max Brace, Peter Kalat's roommate 
senior year, is now retired and living in up- 
state New York, except for the four months 
each year he spends in St. Augustine, Florida. 
Max loves to enjoy genealogy in his spare 
time. Ever the adventurer, Chick Carroll is 
still living in Topsham, Maine in a house, 
which he built a few years ago. He spends 
lots of time gardening, both fruit and veg- 
etable. Always living life to the fullest, Chick 
is now a part-time student in an M.A. pro- 
gram at Bangor Theological Seminary and a 
part-time chaplain at a local hospital. He 
loves to spend time with his four children 
and six grandchildren. He still enjoys hiking 
and kayaking. We hope that Chick will be 
able to drag Russ Tornrose back for our 
50th Reunion, as he did for our 45th. 
Claudette and Jim Main are still ever on the 
move. During the past year, the Mains have 

traveled to Turkey, Spain, across the Atlantic 
and around the Caribbean and then through 
the Panama Canal, back to Los Angeles. 
They will be traveling east this spring and 
plan to be in South Byfield for our 
Reunion. Mike Dunsford is still leading a 
very active life in Lake Tahoe where he con- 
tinues to deal in commercial real estate. He 
still enjoys hiking and backcountry skiing, 
along with his new companion, an English 
Springer Spaniel pup, but he suggests there 
are definitely climate changes in the work in 
the Sierra, Nevada Mountains andYosemite 
wilderness. Mike also noted the recent pho- 
tograph in the Archon of Gump Hayden 
and Nuffy Withington. Nuffy had noted 
that there had been no changes in his life 
forever, and he had a scowl on his face while 
Gump had just been ejected from his third 
or fourth marriage and he was smiling. 
Mike wondered whether there was a mes- 
sage there? My senior roommate, Newt 
Lamson, reports that he is still running 
Donley Communications, an NYC-based 
marketing consulting firm, which deals pri- 
marily with large financial service companies 
and not-for-profits and professional service 
firms. Newt is also involved in a start up 
company in some abstruse area which is far 
beyond me. Newt's youngest son is finally 
off to college at Roger Williams and he en- 
joys four grandchildren from daughter 
Caroline. Newt still enjoys his golf and 
hopefully will attend our 50th to give me an 
opportunity to whip him on the golf course 
at long last (now that he has two creaky 
knees). Paul Clark is enjoying retirement. 
"I am learning how to operate steam loco- 
motives for the Virginia andTruckee R.R. at 
the Carson City yard. Possible discounts for 
GDA graduates." 

I, Ralph Ardiff, am still in Danvers liv- 
ing in the same house my parents bought be- 
fore I was born. I am working less and golf- 
ing more, particularly now that we have pur- 
chased a small house in southern Arizona 
where we spend some time in the winter. I 
also enjoy riding my bicycle and doing a lit- 
tle downhill skiing with my grandchildren. 
In August, I will be riding for the seventh 
year in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, a 
200-mile bike ride from Sturbridge to 
Provincetown to raise funds for the Jimmy 
Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 
Boston. I look forward to seeing many of 
you at our 50th in June. 


Class of 1959 

Mirick Friend 

P.O. 540 

Mirror Lake, NH 03853-0540 

(603) 569-3212 

friendm @roadrunner. com 

Robert Dietz writes that he had both 
knees replaced a year ago November. 
"Eleven months later (this past October) I 
trekked for a month in the remote Dolpo re- 
gion of Nepal. Not deterred by rain, snow, 
leeches, or high altitude, my new knees car- 
ried me up more than 37,000 feet — not a 
complaint out of them and often at a faster 
pace than any of my companions. I could be 
the poster boy for having knee replacements 
at 65. Absolutely wonderful result. It was 
running plus an earlier childhood injury that 
eventually were responsible for my knees go- 
ing bow-legged. Now they are so straight, I 
hardly recognize them." Peter Sherin 
opines that "it was a sad day visiting GDA 
last fall to attend Buster's memorial service 
in the chapel. But it was great seeing Randy 
Light (who refuses to age) and his lovely 
wife, Joan. The travel bug continues to drive 
the Sherin family out of the country. We vis- 
ited South Africa, Egypt and Mexico in 
2007. Turkey and China are on our drawing 
boards. It's great fun to connect to our liber- 
al arts education. I guess Thornton Wilder 
got it right when he said, We should be 
born old and grow young'." Bob Pouch 
tells us that he is concluding his career with 
the NY Pilot Commission but is continuing 
his service as Deputy Commander of a 
Naval and Marine Corps national guard unit 
in NY He and Susan plan to spend more 
time at their homes in FL and NY. Bob's fa- 
ther Roland died in October 2006 at the age 
of 96. He was a WWII Normandy invasion 
veteran. Susan is busy as a hospital director 
and president of their coop building. Walt 
Canon is still working as a thoracic surgeon 
and is co-director of operating rooms at 
Stanford. He and his wife Irene now have 
seven grandchildren. He placed eighth in the 
US Standard Class glider championships last 
summer. He hopes to retire in 2008 (finally). 
Irene is now retired and busier than ever re- 
modeling their home in Palo Alto. Geoff 
Lewis writes that with a group of neighbors 
he started Capitol Hill Village in DC. It al- 
lows people on the hill to stay in their own 

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homes as they age. Members need only call 
one number for any service they need. Social 
events and outings are also available. Much 
of the services are provided by volunteers. 
Nice idea! If anyone wants more informa- 
tion, contact Geoff at geofflewis248@hot- Steve Volpone says he is enjoy- 
ing retirement more than ever with his wife, 
Elizabeth. He is coming up for re-election 
for a second term as a Town of Hampton 
Falls selectman. I find it hard to believe he is 
in retirement after reading a very detailed 
analysis of the "financial challenges of over- 
seeing a small town's finances given the ris- 
ing costs of health care, retirement commit- 
ments and fuel that has become a daunting 
endeavor." And finally, we have heard from 
John Catlett. "There isn't a lot to say about 
my 2007. I tried for but failed to get a num- 
ber of jobs that would have been interesting. 
I don't think I lost any of them because of 
age discrimination, even though I'm (sud- 
denly) older now than I've ever been! I had 
to move out of the London flat I'd been 
renting from a friend so I now have all my 
worldly belongings in one place for the first 
time in 23 years. The studio apartment that 
I've kept as little more than a storage closet 
in the middle of Manhattan is now home for 
all eleven of my umbrellas, but there's very 
little room left for me! I've made several in- 
teresting new friends this year, though I can't 
quite appreciate the culture of social net- 
working via the Internet that so many peo- 
ple are embracing. I'm not sure I really like 
getting poked by Facebook 'friends' whom 
I've never met. For that matter, even though 
I've written this common letter for relatives, 
friends, and business associates (as well as a 
few people in the 'all other' category) every 
Christmas for at least 20 years, I don't really 
like the idea of presenting myself the same 
way to everyone. And not everyone gets the 
family update, though this year again 'every- 
body's fine' including my 92-year-old step- 
mother who still has no trouble driving. 
Howard Medwed says: "I'm practicing tax 
law at Burns and Levinson in Boston where 
I head the tax department and serve as a 
trustee of 30 to 40 trusts. I became a grand- 
father 10 months ago. Mil Zepporah 
Medwed (GDA '26) is very cute. My wife, 
Mameve, has a fifth novel coming out in 
April 2008. Of Men and Their Mothers will be 
published by William Morrow. 


Class of 1960 

John C. Elwell 

266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950-3838 

(978) 462-8749 

Members of the Class of '60 must have 
gotten writer's cramp. I only heard from sev- 
eral classmates this time. Bob Adams, who 
actually lives about seven miles from me, 
writes: "1 am still with the same company, 
MITRE Corporation in Bedford. It will be 
40 years this spring. I am gradually sliding 
into retirement by working half-time. This 
has given us more time to spend on the wa- 
ter in the summer and in Florida in the win- 
ter. Both our children are now living in 
Cambridge and working in Boston which 
makes it easy for family get-togethers. 
Looking forward to our 50th class reunion!" 
And, Jim Deveney emails: "Sharon and I 
got to Florida in January this year as I re- 
ceived a new right hip on 11/26. Am doing 
well and it is amazing how the body adapts. 
We will have to do a poll as to how many 
from '60 have received 'new body parts'! 
(Great idea! For the next issue everyone send 
me info on any new body parts you have ob- 
tained Let's keep it clean now!!!) Jim fur- 
ther shared that they are hosting a GDA re- 
ception here at our golf club on 3/13 so all 
of '60 should "come on down". Yes... anoth- 
er trip for the Class of '60! And that is all I 
have for news. Yours truly, (John Elwell) is 
still tending to the farm, mentoring new ad- 
ministrators, and presenting educational 
workshops. Keeping very busy... in fact I 
have threatened to go back to work to get a 
vacation! Our 50th will be coming up in 
two years. We should start making plans now 
so that Jim Deveney doesn't feel like the 
Lone Ranger among the plethora of "day- 
boys" that are planning to attend. Mark your 
calendars now!!! Don't forget the porch 
light is always on for you at 266 High Street. 



Thomas M. Mercer, Jr. 

5311 Edlen Drive 

Dallas, TX 74220-2101 

(214) 987-3090 

tmercer@cerescap. net 

J. Stephen Sawyer 

202 South Fileys Road 

Dillsburg,PA 17019-9563 

(717) 432-2860 

stevesaw@comcast. net 

Peter Boynton writes that his seventh 
grandchild (counting his step-granddaugh- 
ter) arrived last June. It was another girl, so 
his only grandson, now 14, gets special treat- 
ment when he's in the area visiting his 
mom. That isn't often since he moved to 
Kuwait last August with his dad and step- 
mother. Quite an adventure for a young 
teen. Peter is doing some serious "retire- 
ment" planning 'with an eye on making the 
big move as soon as possible after July 1. He 
hopes to keep working either part time or 
on short term assignments for a few years. 
Dick Snowdon's son Alexander (16) is a 
sophomore at St.Alban's in Washington, DC. 
He's turning into a cross country star, select- 
ed to the All IAC Conference team after 
running a 16:57 5 kilometer race. Dave 
Stringer writes: "As of January 1, 2006, I 
have retired from the construction business 
in Syracuse. I am thankful for the decision I 
made even though it was a difficult one for 
me. I still have a land development business 
in Syracuse which is active, but one that I 
can much more easily control. My wife 
Deana and I built another home in Florida 
in 2001 and have been trying to spend more 
and more time here. The weather sure beats 
Syracuse. Our address is 2904 Indigobush 
Way, Naples, Florida 34105. We still have a 
home in Manlius where we spend the sum- 
mer months. I also have a brother who has 
six children who is an internist in Manlius, 
so my ties are still strong in the area. Deana 
and I have five children who are spread out 
from Boston to Oregon, and they in turn 
have five grandchildren. Always able to see 
Albie Booth at least once per year. We have 
such good times together and share laughter 
as he kicks my butt in golf. Such good old 
friends, and if you could only hear some of 
our memories and stories from our days at 
GDA. Also make a point to see Sam 
Wakeman whenever I am up visiting kids in 
the Boston area... Sam just never changes, 
loves his work. He is a man of routine. You 
never forget your good old friends, and 
when you see them, it takes very little time 
to get into the meat of our lives. I have vol- 
unteered to be an assistant coach on the 
Barron Collier Lacrosse Team here in 

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Naples. I should have paid more attention 
when Heb Evans was giving us instructions 
on how to defend the figure eight drill on 
the crease. I just laugh at myself each day as 
I realize how much the game has changed 
since my high school and college days. I 
have new respect for the high school coach- 
es and their time commitment to their kids 
and the sport: at least three hours every day 
and then games at night and on the week- 

Hope all is well with the Class of '61. 
GDA looks great; such positive changes on 
campus and with the students. It's hard to 
believe that we were all there some 47 years 

Class of 1962 

Thomas S. Tobey 

59 West Portola Avenue 

Los Altos, CA 94022-1209 

(650) 941-5060 

Patty and Mark Johnson are loyal at- 
tendees at The Governor's Academy func- 
tions when they are held in San Francisco. 
We were able to visit during the reception a 
few weeks ago. They are a busy couple of re- 
tirees with all kinds of plans around the 
globe. They live outside of San Francisco in 
a Delta town called Brentwood. Burke 
Leahey and wife Barbara have permanently 
retired from Duxbury to Bonita Spring, FL. 
They have three daughters: one in Florida 
nearby, one living with her husband in 
London and the third in Boston, I think. I 
believe they have plans to move into some- 
thing smaller in Duxbury in the near future. 
Tay Vaughan reports that he has sold his 
large farm and is building his retirement 
home (by hand, as is Tay s favored way of op- 
erating). Tay is a man of many skills and 
trades. It is advisable to take a look at tay- for a more in-depth look at 
what he has been up to lately. What a prolif- 
ic man. Peter Butler, our class agent, and 
his wife, Marie, completed an 18-day walk 
across England in September. They walked 
200 miles, coast-to-coast from the Lake 
District to the North Yorkshire moors. There 
was no rest for the weary as they are now off 
for two months in Argentina and Antarctica. 
Sounds like they are thoroughly enjoying re- 
tirement. David Lorenson is working long 

hours in a nasty 2-1/4 hour commute from 
the Connecticut shore to NYC working for 
Guardian Life Insurance. He and his wife, 
Patricia, have a continually growing family 
with daughters, Marion, Erika and Kari. 
Sounds like a center and two wings to me. 
One baby due in April, another due in 
August and the youngest finalizing a degree 
nearby. Mac Donaldson wrote in with 
news of his second grandchild - "it's a boy" 
this time. Mac's daughter and her husband 
live in Wenham, MA. Mac's other daughter 
lives in Washington, D.C. where she isV.P of 
Oncology and Neuroscience at Washington 
Hospital Center. John Fay sent in an inter- 
esting report on life in the world of the re- 
tired set. John indicates that he "teaches the 
first three levels of Parelli Natural 
Horsemanship." He also "facilitates the 3 X 
10 day phases of The Ignatian Spiritual 
Exercises. Both methods wondrously bring 
about, 'chunk by chunk' a feel for, a feel with 
and a feel together, in unity. They are ingen- 
ious! I am so blessed to have experienced 
them and to be gifted to share them with 
others." John's wife, Joyce, is also retired and 
helps the sick and homebound get to the 
doctor, grocery shop and other assistance. 
Jim Gordon continues to enjoy his 
work with Smith Barney in Bellevue, 
Washington. Jim is First Vice President as a 
Senior Investment Consultant in Wealth 
Management. Perhaps we should keep Jim in 
mind as we all head into retirement. Jim is 
still interested "in matters military," sending 
along an interesting story of patriotism por- 
traying the old American spirit. Cy 
Hoover, still living outside Tulsa, OK as re- 
ported a few years ago. "The Hoover fami- 
ly is having a reunion in N. Canton, Ohio 
for all descendants of William Hoover, the 
'Boss', in August. He's my great grandfather. 
All my kids (David, Kayrstan and Margo) are 
excited about going. So, maybe, I'll be more 
in the reunion spirit in 2012. We are doing 
fine." That's the spirit I like to see!. See you 
in 2012, Cy. 

I, Tom Tobey had the wonderful op- 
portunity for a lengthy conversation recent- 
ly with our former history mentor, David 
Williams. He and I had some laughs last 
week recalling meeting again after a 20-year 
hiatus at a sex education conference in 1981. 
It was a professional opportunity you would 
have loved to have been a "fly-on-the -wall" 
for. We also reminisced about the days of 

watching Dave's wife Connie and their four 
kids (David, Terry, Jeffrey and Dana) in 
Byfield. For me, their family was always a 
wonderfully vicarious opportunity for me 
since I rarely went home for the weekend as 
many classmates who lived nearby did in 
those days. I was glad to learn that Dave is 
holding up well while dealing with the va- 
garies of the aging process as we are all dis- 
covering. My wife, Karen, and I are very 
much enjoying being grandparents. One 
daughter, Kirsten, and son-in law Ben live 
nearby. Kirsten and a graduate school col- 
league have started an organic lunch pro- 
gram serving over 5000 lunches a day. The 
LA market is being developed as you read 
this. Check out if you 
are curious. Second daughter Rachel and 
son-in law, medical resident Will, are expect- 
ing our second grandchild in Denver in 
April. My wife, Karen, is Director of 
Community Service at Castilleja School in 
Palo Alto. We are about to celebrate 36 years 
of marriage. 

While May 2012 may seem like a long 
way off for most of you, think about how 
quickly those years are creeping up on the 
50th. I am already in touch with the school 
beginning to set our sights on preparing a 
thoughtful agenda for that time. It is my 
hope to make this the best reunion ever. Last 
chance, guys and girls. And what's happening 
in your life? We'd love to hear. 


Need Secretary 

45th Class Reunion 

June 6, 1, 8, 2008 


Class of 1964 

Peter C. Thomas 

600 Warren Road, Apt. 3-2F 

Ithaca, NY 14850 

(607) 257-2370 

Dave Moss writes: "I have had a good 
time getting to know Peter Bragdon as he 

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lass notes 

makes his fundraising swings into the 
Northwest. We had an interesting time this 
fall discussing a mystery novel (Toll Call) by 
a Stephen Greenleaf in which Governor 
Dummer Academy was mentioned. After a 
bit of sleuthing, I managed to have an e-con- 
versation with Mr. Greenleaf and found out 
his freshman year in college included a 
roommate from GDA and he tucked the 
school away in his mind until he needed it 
for a book. In an interesting series of coinci- 
dences, in addition to the GDA connection, 
he attended the same college as my wife, 
lives in Oregon, and was in Vietnam at the 
same time as I was. On the newsy side, I 
stopped working for others in 2000 and be- 
gan my own business of rehabilitation of 
problem houses in Salem's (OR) older 
neighborhoods and expanded into ways to 
create infill housing that is compatible with 
the existing neighborhood. Along the way, I 
have been writing new city ordinances to al- 
low what the city says it wants but has never 
adjusted its ordinances to allow. We are in 
the middle of building a small cottage com- 
munity with common open space that will 
be a first in Salem and has already drawn 
interest from a national housing magazine 
for a future feature article. Now if the ten- 
donitis will stay in check long enough, I will 
be hammering away for a couple of years 
to finish the project. At the age of 60, 
I began whitewater rafting and now am 

Dave Moss '64 in Oregon on 13-foot raft 

a regular on the Class 4 Rogue River in 
southern Oregon, one of the great wild and 
scenic rivers in the west, (see attached pic- 
ture of me in my 13-foot raft) I have to say 
it is a great challenge and adventure to take 
on Class 4 rapids. I am still keeping up with 
the next generation on downhill skis, al- 
though cross country is looking better each 
year. For the last three years, I have crewed 
on a 42-foot ketch from the Bahamas to 
Maine, 10-12 days out of sight of land. The 
initial trip turned into an article by my 
nephew in Men's Journal, a magazine which I 
managed to find in an airport someplace. I 
have to say that you begin to understand 
yourself at 2 a.m. in the Gulf Stream with 
thunder and lightning all around, waves 
breaking over the transom into the cockpit, 
and struggling to reef the main. On the do- 
mestic side, I am proud of my daughter who 
graduated with honors from Whitman 
College in the unlikely named town ofWalla 
Walla, Washington (anyone remember Pogo 
the comic strip and his Christmas carol?) and 
has parlayed her B.A. in history into a job as 
a barista at Clemson University pending 
graduate studies. I know Whitman is un- 
known in the East, but it shouldn't be; it is a 
terrific college and I wish I could have gone 
there myself; maybe in my next life. With 36 
years together, my wife Pat and I are easing 
into retirement and social security this year. 
I have also put a Vietnam service ribbon and 

First Cav patch on the back of my car and 
have been amazed at the number of com- 
ments I have received about it. There is a 
very large group of vets who came home 
and have led very normal lives (unlike the 
CBS stereotype of the drug-crazed homici- 
dal maniac vet). I have someone come up 
about once a month to open a conversation, 
and I think it is almost a therapy for some af- 
ter all these years. I continue to be active on 
nonprofits in the Salem area, as past president 
and current board member of the local hos- 
pice provider and as president of the board of 
the local community access TV station." 
From Lee Potter: "I celebrated 25 years of 
marriage to the former Elizabeth Victoria 
Doyle of Medford, MA on 13 Nov. 2007. 
She is executive assistant to the CFO of 
Inmarsat, formerly an international organi- 
zation now an international company in 
London. Her Christian commitment, cheer- 
fulness, organizational skills and sparkling 
personality are evident for all to see. I am 
very thankful for such a wife." 



Class of 1965 

Kenneth A. Linberg 

6766B Del Playa Drive 

Isla Vista, CA 93117-4910 

(805) 685-1868 

linberg@lifesd. ucsb. edu 

Class of 1966 

James Connolly 

P.O. Box 332 

Newburyport, MA 01950-2646 

(978) 465-3331 


Today being another subfreezing day 
with the little blue snow emergency lights 
revolving at the top of State Street, I (Jim 
Connolly), am reminded of Roy Hope's 
oldest son, who is living in Hawaii working 
as a Marketing Director for Marriott Hotels. 
Roy, however, is living in Minnesota, where 
he practices general surgery. Roy has five 
children ranging from the oldest son in 
Hawaii down to a ten-year- old. It tires me 
out just thinking about it, but Roy stays in 
good shape working out with a personal 
trainer at 5 a.m. three days a week. I spoke 
with Peter Hicks, who is living in Bethesda, 
Maryland. He manages to bicycle to work, 

42 TheArchon ^ Spring 2008 

Tim Keeney '66 on a beach in Texas 

with a turtle 

which is only a few blocks away, although he 
says they have now constructed a subway en- 
trance a short distance from his house. Peter 
spent 19 years at Prudential Securities and is 
now a financial planner with UBS, the 
largest private bank in the world. Peter is 
coming up on 25 years of marriage and has 
an 1 8-year-old daughter, who is following in 
Peter's footsteps playing tennis. Peter still 
plays tennis and paddle tennis, though his 
knees are starting to feel it. Some of us have 
that feeling even without playing tennis. Jay 
Keeler writes that he and his wife Regina 
spent a week in New England over the 
Christmas holidays with Jay's family and 
Regina's sister. Jay skied downhill at 
Sugarbush, Vermont with his daughter and 
four grandchildren. Jay's son, Chris, put 
them up at his ski house and cooked a fabu- 
lous meal. Jay remarks that it felt great to be 
back home in the land of ocean and moun- 
tains with family. By the way, does anyone 
know what happened to David Stevens? 
He dropped by my apartment in Boulder in 
1967 and said he was taking creative writing 
classes at Stanford. He then dropped out of 
sight of The Governor's Academy, and a 
check of the Stanford alumni directory 
shows him missing there as well. Finally, we 
are always looking for pictures. Tim 
Keeney sent along the enclosed picture, 
which was taken on a beach 200 miles south 

Late last summer Jeff Harris '67 (far right) spent two days rafting the Penobscot river 

in Maine. 

of Brownsville, Texas on the Gulf Coast of 
Mexico. He was part of a Kemps Ridley 
Turtle release program. This hatchling is 
about six hours old and is about to be re- 
leased into the Gulf of Mexico. 


Class of 1967 

Bennett H. Beach 

7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814-2335 

(301) 951-9643 

benjbeach @tws. org 

With help from his University of Texas 
students, Ted Dix continues to study 
parental depression. Recently, he had a paper 
accepted for publication on the reduced pos- 
itive initiative that children of depressed 
mothers display during interactions his team 
videotaped at UT His daughter Emily is 
headed for Haverford College. Joe Story 
continues to recover from heart surgery and 
appreciates the thoughtful contacts from var- 
ious classmates. He is up for reelection as 
Newbury town selectman in May. Also on 
the ballot, seeking another term as a library 
trustee for Newbury, is Ward Westhafer. 
Chuck Davis and family went to 
Normandy last fall. "It was a very emotional 
experience," Chuck said. "I think our two 
sons really got an entirely different perspec- 

tive on the 'price of freedom.' It is almost im- 
possible to stand among those 9,000+ grave 
sites and not be moved to tears. I recom- 
mend that all our classmates take their chil- 
dren there. It is also a beautiful region of 
France." Another classmate offering free 
travel advices is Sid Bird, who is still recu- 
perating from climbing Kilimanjaro last year. 
"It is a change -your-life type of experience," 
Sid wrote. "I'll honestly never be the same. I 
recommend it — not necessarily climbing the 
mountain, but doing something you've al- 
ways wanted to do before it's too late." Sid 
is still playing racquetball, mountain biking, 
trail running with his dogs, waterskiing, and 
snow skiing. Like Sid and three other class- 
mates, Roy Meyers tried life in Florida and 
then left. He is back in Louisville raising 
money to open a chain of salad restaurants in 
the Midwest. The Amazing Salad Company 
will start soon in Louisville, and Roy is hap- 
py to discuss an investment with any class- 
mates. In his spare time he is working on a 
novel. By summer, Bill Dougherty expects 
to double his grandchildren, to four. 
Grandpa remains in Rochester, N.Y., where, 
as an investment manager for JP Morgan, he 
is trying to make sense of the volatile eco- 
nomic scene. He hopes to resume his dodge 
ball training soon so that he is ready for the 
45th. Another father of four, Bob Bass got 
his first look at the next generation on 

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class notes 

Roger Block '67 and his wife Amy hosted members of the Class of 1967, Larry Miller, 
Ben Beach, and Lew Rumford, while cruising through the nation's capital on their way 

to the Bahamas. 

October 17 with the arrival of a grand- 
daughter, Elliot Evans. Bob is not ready to be 
referred to by the "G" word, but reports that 
having a little one around again is pretty spe- 
cial. In addition, he and Anne have weddings 
of two more of their children scheduled this 
year. David Marsh had supper with Win 
Burt in January and they relived the suicide 
squeeze that broke Win's leg, ending his 
baseball career in April of our senior year. 
Representing Save the Children, David went 
to Burma and Ethiopia in March. Wil 
Poon is traveling more now, especially to 
Hong Kong, where he still has family and 
many friends. His wife and both daughters 
joined him on a trip to Shanghai for 
Christmas and New Year's. "With the dollar 
in the dumps, Asia is probably one of the few 
affordable places to visit, but even China is 
getting more and more expensive," Wil said. 
"Thank God the Hong Kong dollar is still 
pegged to the U.S. dollar." Bill Alfond is 
doing a lot of nonprofit work but finds time 
to ski and play golf. He is traveling to 
Sweden with the U.S. Olympic biathlon 
team. Son Justin is running for the Maine 
State Senate, daughter Kenden is working 
for the U.N.'s World Food Program in the 
Democratic Republic of Congo and will get 
married on May 22, and son Reis is with 
Union Capital in New York. Joni continues 
to run the business she started in Boston. "I 
can die a happy man now," Phil Congdon 
said, who's still living near Boulder. "I've seen 

44 TlieArchon «* Spring 2008 

the Red Sox win two World Series, and I got 
to go to game 3 last fall." As Harper 
Follansbee slogged through the New 
England winter, he noted that life at a day 
school that time of year is livelier than at a 
boarding school. Having grown up in an 
Andover dorm, he speaks from even more 
experience than the rest of us. "In February 
at our middle school," he wrote, "the kids get 
goofier, and old men like me tend to follow 
suit. I just got a SmartBoard installed in my 
classroom, which makes videos and grammar 
exercises far more interesting." Roger 
Block decided to skip the New England 
winter. He and Amy sailed off on Shango for 
the Bahamas. They'll return eventually — 
they think. Jim Nevius has been working 
on some commission/profit split work with 
a partner in Houston while looking for a 
new consulting contract. Hunter wants to 
start a cell phone business at the local mall, 
while Trevor is finishing up his freshman year 
at Penn State. Jim's wife, Angela, is a Yoga in- 
structor and marketing manager for the Yoga 
Institute's magazine. Ray Huard reported: 
"I'm still in Maine and enjoying myself im- 
mensely." In February, he joined his sons in 
Atlanta for a motocross race that Spencer 
helped produce for Live Nation. Jay Marsh 
and his wife, Tommie, took particular inter- 
est in the presidential races because of all the 
Arkansas personalities. They found the na- 
tion's flirtation with former Governor 
Huckabee troubling. They are pleased that 

the sailboat racing season has resumed. Bill 
Haggerty reported: "We sold our company 
to a Singapore recycling company that wants 
to expand in the U.S. market. "They will be 
supporting our expansion, so it looks pretty 
exciting for us. Recycling is getting to be big 
business — hopefully not too late for our 
planet!" Bill is still an avid reader and rec- 
ommends Moving the Chains, a sports book 
by Charles Pierce, and The Unquiet, a mys- 
tery by John Connolly. Reid Pugh has 
bought a second home near the beach in St. 
Augustine, Florida, and anyone who con- 
tributes enough to get his name on the Class 
of '67 plaque is welcome to visit him there. 
Surf's up, Rem! A frequent traveler to 
Shanghai, Dan Morgan made the relatively 
short trip to Phoenix to watch the Super 
Bowl with Bill Alfond. These two former 
Govie quarterbacks are taking no responsi- 
bility for the final score. There's no moss 
growing under Paul Hemmerich's feet. He 
and his wife, Bart, were in Whitefish, 
Montana, in February to ski, and in late April 
plan to be in Bloomington to see Amanda 
receive a Master's degree from Indiana 
University. Come summer, it's off to 
Yellowstone for a two-week bike tour. Rich 
Brayton was in London recently to look 
into the possibility of opening an outpost of 
his San Francisco-based design business. His 
firm has started work on the new Four 
Seasons Hotel in Tunisia. Stanley 
Greenburg's daughter Forest took a leave 
during her third year at Northeastern Law 
School to work for the U.N in Phnom 
Penh, Cambodia. She was on a team of 
lawyers defending men accused of commit- 
ting war crimes in the 1970s. Happily set- 
tled in Seattle, Hugh Munro offered this 
observation as the presidential caucuses ap- 
proached in the Evergreen State: "The elec- 
toral process is far too long." 


Class of 1968 

Daniel C Look 

3287 Whitfield Drive 

Marietta, GA 30062-1285 

(770) 977-3135 

dcl@dm-resources. com 

40th Class Reunion 

June 6, 7, 8, 2008 

\2i'ViS** : ' 

The following notes were inadvertently left 
out of the Fall 2007 Archon. 

Greetings from the South. Atlanta's heat 
finally broke this weekend. It finally feels like 
fall and the windows are open. Keep in mind 
that next spring is our 40th reunion!! Plan 
on attending. Notes from the crew. Where 
was yours if not here? Ross Raymond 
wrote: "Well, it's safe to say that the phar- 
maceutical business continues to be a bit 
dicey in terms of job security. I was initially 
consulting, and then became a full time em- 
ployee as Sen. Dir. Regulatory Affairs and 
Information Systems at Atherogencis, 
(Alpharetta, GA) for 15 months but that 
ended in May this year. The pivotal trial for 
their only drug (very promising for 
Atherosclerosis) failed to show significant 
clinical benefit in Coronary Artery Disease 
in April and two months later they RIFF'd 
50 percent of the company. So I am looking 
at several opportunities now, but have had a 
very lazy summer at home with the family 
and enjoyed every minute of it. My older son 
Christopher heads off to Elon University 
next Friday to study computer science and 
we are proud of him for getting in there as it 
was pretty competitive. It's only 45 minutes 
away which his mom really likes, no com- 
ment from my side on that because I can't 
win either way. My younger son, Adam, will 
be a sophomore at the Emerson Waldorf 
School here in Chapel Hill. After trying 
many, many different educational approaches 
and environments for him between grades 5- 
7, we finally got it right at EWS and are re- 
ally grateful for that. If my math is correct 
next year will be our 40th reunion at GDA 
(no comment on the acronym, call it nostal- 
gia) and I will NOT miss that for anything. 
We drove through the campus recently while 
visiting in Ipswich for a week and it really is 
beautiful. In fact, the Elon campus reminded 
me of GDA the first time we visited it dur- 
ing college tours and I said to Sue at that 
time I had already made up my mind where 
Chris should go! Hope you and your fam- 
ily are well and I apologize for not getting 
up with you all that time in GA because I 
truly meant to. But I was commuting Mon- 
Thur every week from Chapel Hill and 
working 10-hour days while I was there in 
order to have that fifth day home. CF Spang 
sent the following: "Hi Dan: Hope the sum- 
mer is going well for you. Judith and I have 
been enjoying good weather here in NH. 

Our daughter, Dana, was in Boston this sum- 
mer working on landscape architecture proj- 
ects with the National Parks Service, and it 
was nice to have her nearby. She is currently 
doing grad work at Cornell and so a bit 
more difficult to visit. Eric, our son, is finish- 
ing up college in Boulder, CO, and planning 
a move back east. As a State Rep in New 
Hampshire, the political scene keeps Judith 
busy these days. I've not seen too many of 
our classmates this year. I did run into Jim 
Rudolph in Falmouth, ME, two weeks ago, 
as he and his wife were sailing home from 
Boothbay Harbor. We hope to be able to at- 
tend a few Governor's Academy events this 
fall and catch up. An update from Chris 
Page: "I liked the heading of your recent 
letter - I embrace change that's for a good 
purpose but I'm having a hard time getting 
used to the TGA acronym. My big news is 
I've joined the grandfather ranks. My 
daughter Sarah had her first child, a beautiful 
little girl, on May 5. Sarah and her husband 
live nearby in Beverly so I get to see them 
often. Everything else is well in my life. I'm 
looking forward to seeing many of our 1968 
classmates at next year's reunion. Thanks very 
much for continuing on as the class secretary. 
Josh Burns sent back the card (the only 
one), he is good, work is good, life is good, 
play is good! He sends his best to all, which 
is good. Harry Kangis wrote: "We took 
the full gang of eleven (including the five 
grandchildren) up to The Homestead on 
Lake Michigan to celebrate Julia and my 
30th anniversary this summer. My consulting 
clients keep insisting on interrupting my 
golf. The loss of Buster Navins was sad, but I 
had to smile at the memory of what he 
would say to me every time I blew a Latin 
translation: 'Kangis, you're a nice guy but 
dumb as a board.' Clearly the end of an era." 
Chuck Johnson sent the following: "Just 
dropping a line from Sacramento to let you 
know your requests for news are not in vain, 
I just don't happen to have any earth shatter- 
ing news to share. Last summer I did tour 
China with the Sacramento Choral Society 
and Orchestra (no, I still cannot carry a tune, 
but I did carry my wife's suitcase) but this 
summer's been much more mundane, just 
carrying around my wife's Honey-Do 

list I do want to extend my prayers and 

condolences to the Navins' family but just 
think of the reunion Buster is now experi- 
encing with all those who went before him." 

Finally, Anne and I, Dan Look, went to 
Europe last May for our 35th anniversary. We 
went to Paris for a week. What a beautiful 
city, great food and nice people. We then 
went to Belgium for two days and then a 
week in Ireland with our two sons. I told 
one of my clients about the trip and said that 
after 35 years Anne deserved the trip!! He 
thought for a second and responded, "Yes, 
but probably alone after 35 with you." Got 
to love those clients. All is well here. Spent a 
week in Craftsbury, Vermont at rowing 
camp. What a great spot. Bed and board 
available in Atlanta for all passing through. 
See you next spring. 

Notes for Spring 2008 

Not much to report. Few responses. I 
hope that this is not indicative of our up- 
coming 40th!! I trust that many will attend. 
Elliott O'Reilly writes: "I figure that a 
forty-year absence is long enough so I defi- 
nitely plan to attend our 40th at Governor 
Dummer, er, The Governor's Academy. Six 
generations of our family, most of them from 
St. Louis, have summered in Biddeford Pool, 
ME. My youngest sister, who lives in 
Lexington, MA, now owns the summer 
home there. While visiting her in both loca- 
tions last August I had the opportunity to 
stop by The Governor's Academy for a quick 
visit. My wife and I ran into Marty Doggett 
and had a pleasant chat with him. The cam- 
pus with its myriad changes over 40 years 
was beautiful. Twenty years after graduating 
from Governor Dummer, I discovered that I 
had strong family ties to the school. I had an 
uncle who was very interested in genealogy. 
He wrote a book about Samuel Webber who 
was the 13th president of Harvard and hap- 
pened to be my great, great, great grandfa- 
ther. Webber was born in 1760 about a half 
mile from the site where Governor Dummer 
was founded and studied there under Samuel 
Moody for a few years until he was 1 1 and 
his family moved. He later attended Harvard 
and after receiving his Master's degree, he re- 
turned to teach at Governor Dummer for a 
couple of years before getting a position at 
Harvard as a tutor in Mathematics. It was 
certainly a surprise to me to find this histo- 
ry in my family. I hope all is well with you. 
If you have heard any plans for the reunion I 
hope you will pass them on to me." See you 
in June, Elliott. From Dave Mitchell, who 
has connected with my older son Sean: "Got 
your note about class notes. Also, spoke with 

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Sean yesterday who told me you were 
just up here for the holidays. I figured I 
had better send some notes in since I 
have moved back to Fairfield from 
Dallas (last Oct.). I was sorry I had not 
told you earlier - it would have been 
great to see you over the holidays. At 
any rate, the situation at Haggar took a 
turn for the worse so my deal with 
them ended. We are back in CT, and I 
am looking for my next challenge in the 
consumer product marketing, fashion, 
sports and/or licensing industries. Six 
grandchildren keep us busy (and proba- 
bly younger) . All are nearby so we get to 
see them often. Here's to a great '08, 
and Happy New Year to you." Will 
Black sent: "I can't say that I can com- 
plain about living in the mid-upper 
South. Except for a few nasty thunder- 
storms, I have no complaints. Is 2008 
our 40th??? I would just as soon forget it. 
Questionable whether I can make it, as that 
is always a busy family time. I just want to 
mention a few words about Buster Navins 
'31 before I leave you. When I was in the 
school as Freshmen/Sophomore in the late 
60s he was everywhere. I mean that in a 
good sense. He was coaching us, teaching us, 
morally and spiritually enlightening us (and, 
yes, occasionally disciplining us). It's hard to 
imagine the school without him, and it was 
with great grievance that I learned of his 
death this last spring. I guess one must be 
prepared for this kind of thing, however. 
Special hello to Ted Brooks and anyone else 
who likes to recall the 'special dorm music' 
of the time. Will Black: "I got a note from 
Ned Bennett. He is still married to 
Gretchen after 35 years. He is still repairing 
cars on The Cape with his oldest son, Josh. 
Daughter Kate and son Jon are now living in 
the Chesapeake. Jon with a five-year-old 
daughter, Victoria, and Kate with a one-year- 
old daughter, Anna. If Ned could find a 'trust 
hinder' to buy his house, he is considering 
(would consider) moving south. Finder's fees 

Robert Martin is licensed as drug and 
alcohol counselor, state of Illinois, 2007. 
Graduated summer cum laude, Advanced 
Addiction Program, State of Illinois, Oaktan 
Community College, Des Moines, Illinois, 
Dec. 2006. Graduate student, Master's in 
Community Counseling, NE Illinois 
University 2007, named Case Manager, 
counselor, Holy Family Medical Center, Des 


Moines, IL, 2006. Don Hayes is alive and 
well and living in Los Angeles. Plans on 
making it to the 40th. 

Our life in Atlanta is still fulfilling. With 
my daughter and her family close, it is always 
busy. Work is going very well and I am still 
getting three to four mornings a week on 
the river in a double. The only way to start 
the day! I hope that we can all be at the 
40th. I know that there will be information 
coming. See you then!" 


Class of 1969 

Jeffrey L. Gordon 

Slocum, Gordon & Co. 

39 Mill Street 

Newport, RI 02840-3016 

(401) 849-5893 


The mail bag was a bit thin this time 
around, but three stalwart class members 
wrote in. Jon Williams is enjoying life in 
Colorado. His company FlorSystems is 
thriving as is his wife, Mary's, gallery in 
Boulder, Mary Williams Fine Arts. Jon sends 
his best wishes to all those from our class 
who have found themselves on the Board of 
Trustees. Over the years, that would have in- 
cluded Tim Tenney, Josh Miner, John 
Timken, and Joe Lilly. (I think our class has 
had more representation on the Board at one 
time than any other class in recorded histo- 
ry.) Jim Bayley writes that his wife Val and 

Class of 1970 

he have been married 23 years and have two 
sons who both row for Harvard. He is off for 
his second tour in Iraq as a Colonel in the 
Army Reserve. Godspeed Jim! Steve 
Worthen writes that when he married his 
new wife, Printha, two years ago, he had 
three grandchildren. Now together they 
have 10, eight of whom live nearby in Fort 
Bragg, California. Tom Quinn '70 recently 
saw him in Mexican Theatre Company - 
The Gin Group. (I thought I was ahead of the 
game with my one new grandchild! I'm a 
piker compared to Steve.) 


Class of 1910 

Terry E. Nolan 

4377 Briers Way 

Stone Mountain, GA 30083-6209 

nolan_t_e@hotmail. com 

In 1970, Construction of New York's 
World Trade Center was completed. "Bridge 
Over Troubled Water" by Simon & 
Garfunkel was released and won Grammy 
awards. Other hits that year included "I'll Be 
There" by the Jackson Five, "My Sweet 
Lord" by George Harrison, "Let It Be" by 
the Beatles and "I Think I Love You" by TV's 
Partridge Family. The Apollo 13 crew bare- 
ly returned to Earth following a harrowing 
mission in which they repaired their ship 
with duct tape. We graduated from GDA. 
Well, since the last edition ofThe Archon, we 
have heard from two more. So, for the year 
2007, we have seven total responders. (not to 

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James Fleming, Gig Barton, Steve Connelly, Dave Shove, and Jim Lourie and Chris Wyle 
of the Class of 1971 at an impromptu October gathering at the Bryant Park Grille in 

New York City. 

be confused with "First Responders" ). Five 
in time for the previous article: Stillman 
Davis who resides in Gloucester, UK, re- 
sponded via email. Michael Franchot 
phoned in his update and shared some fond 
memories of proctoring in our senior year at 
GDA. (Mike is a repeat responder having 
also sent in a reminder card for this article.) 
Bob Jaffe is performing in But for the 
Grace. . . You can see him in the trailer on his 
website: William Tobey 
also is alive and well in Massachusetts and 
Jeff Brown and his family in West Virginia. 
I hope they will be regular contributors. In 
the last month, in a post card from Tom 
Price, Tom writes that he has commenced a 
new phase in his life: The Grandfather Phase. 
"I became a grandfather sans beard and 
crutch on 12/20/2007 with the arrival of 
Noah Kasbar, a jolly imp, first child of my 
eldest, Pie Price and her husband Danny." 
Tom's youngest, a high school senior, is 
headed to the College of Charleston next 
fall. I hope Tom wasn't expecting to be an 
empty nester. Isn't "grandmother" a syn- 
onym for "baby-sitter?" So, Grand Dad, 
when can we expect pictures? Randy 
Whitney provides us with an update: Randy 
writes, "In 2007, we sold my family house of 
40 years and moved to West Newbury, MA. 
Actually, we are not too far from The 
Academy, about a 15-minute drive. With 
Catherine ('01) and Alex ('05) mostly "out," 
a smaller space was due. Alex is a junior at 

Dickinson College, an International Business 
Major, and recently returned from his semes- 
ter abroad in Barcelona. He has been in- 
terning in the summer for a start-up bever- 
age company called O Water; look for it in 
your supermarket. He is working with the 
former owner of Nantucket Nectars; what a 
great experience. Catherine is in her second 
year at Ernst and Young in Boston. She 
is in internal audit, wrestling with numbers 
each day that make my eyes cross. Joan and 
I are hoping to take advantage of the beauti- 
ful area of the North Shore here, great 
beaches, good birding, but after 31 years 
now in the paper business, that sort of 're- 
tirement' seems like a faraway thought." 
Mike Franchot writes that he is still 
President/CEO of Summit Industries of 
Marietta, GA. Mike reports he has three 
children in college and one to start along the 
way next year. That's quite an investment in 
higher education. As for the class secretary, 
the last six months have passed quickly, be- 
tween the drought in the southeast, the elec- 
tion year shenanigans and having to work for 
a living, I've managed to be quite busy. To 
say it's been an unpredictable six months is 
an understatement. My family is well; unlike 
Tom's, both sons are too tied up with de- 
ployments to Iraq to produce grandchildren 
yet. My oldest just turned 30. 1 had two kids 
and a mortgage at that age. In the office 
we've been tied up in some of the largest 
fraud cases I've seen to date dealing with 

government credit cards. Still managed to fly 
out to San Diego, pick up my son's parked 
car and drive it back to Atlanta just before 
the fire storm that ate southern California 
could cook it. Luckily for us, we've just had 
to face a drought, I'm sure that some of you 
have had to face the fires, flooding, snow 
storms and tornadoes that have scourged 
the country side over the last six months. 
So to the class of 1970: Now is a good time 
to sit down and pen me a note or email 
me a pointer to your blog, pictures of your 
dog, your boat afloat or at least a good 
closing quote. Send me something to 
include in these notes. Otherwise it's very 
dry articles from wikipedia. Email me at 


Class of 1971 

fames S. Fleming 

9 Red Coat Lane 

Redding, CT 06896 

(203) 938-7922 

David Lampert 

8 Old Neck Road 

Manchester, MA 01944 

(978) 526-1167 

Well, it happened. A group of '71s actu- 
ally stayed awake past 8:30 to attend a holi- 
day gathering in Boston and go out for a ter- 
rific dinner afterwards. John dayman, 
Peter Alfond, Will Phippen, Steve 
Salloway, Andy Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis 
Withington, Barry Burlingham, Sam 
Tamposi and David Lampert all enjoyed an 
evening at The Harvard Club with a nice 
speech by Marty Doggett and a performance 
of holiday songs by The First. We all then 
headed for dinner at The Capital Grille to 
pour through old yearbooks and share some 
hilarious stories of life on campus in 1971. 
We have all pledged to meet again sometime 
soon and really would like to see some new 
faces added to the group each time. Andy 
Nelson says that he especially enjoyed 
catching up with his classmates and looks 
forward to another get together soon. He 
currently divides his time between London 
(that's in England) and Maine. 

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Gathering at the Harvard Club 

in Boston. 

Class of 1972 

Geoffrey A. Durham 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048-3120 

(847) 549-8407 @sbcglobal. net 

Apologies to classmates. Some of these 
notes are from last fall as I was delinquent in 
getting the notes turned in on time. Tim 
Traver wrote that he has published a book 
of essays on natural history. It is called 
Sippewissett, or Life on a Salt Marsh. He sends 
his best to the dynamic Class of '72. Chris 
Swenson wrote that he just had his third 
arthroscopy in 18 years for a torn knee car- 
tilage. The family had a good two weeks in 
Europe including "Chateau Show" at his sis- 
ter-in-law's, Chateau Picoomtal in the 
southern Alps, where his daughter, Molly, 
opened the show with three songs. A year 
ago Molly was befriended by a British fellow 

in Seattle "in town with a band" (Jethro 
Tull). Turns out the young man was Ian 
Anderson's son. They were able to get tickets 
to the show, etc. So, he met them in London 
and showed them the town and took them 
clubbing - super chap! Their music is just as 
good as it was at the Garden in 1972. In 
September, he headed off for a school show 
tour all over Saskatchewan.. He is teaching 
a very fun Improvisation class at Seattle 
University. This past April, he saw world 
class oyster grower Jon Davis who lives 
nearby. Peter Conway writes he spent 
some time this past summer with Paul 
Commito and Peter Franklin playing a 
couple of rounds of golf, etc. Peter reports 
that Paul has improved from really, really bad 
to just bad. He also ran into Jim Pierce in 
the Newark Airport. Peter reports all is well. 
James Tikellis says: "I enjoyed attending my 
35th Reunion this year and meeting my 
classmates once again. I am practicing gen- 
eral surgery in Delaware (21st year in prac- 
tice) and am happily married to my wife of 

seven years, Lou Ann. I am happy to see The 
Governor's Academy prospering!" 

As for me, Geoff Durham, retirement 
is quite nice and work is not missed. I would 
recommend it to anyone. I volunteer two 
days a week in the local emergency room, at- 
tend Northwestern sporting events, e.g. 
football, basketball, baseball games, and spend 
several days a week with my aging dad and 
mom. Wife Jana volunteers for the Girl 
Scouts and enjoys her bowling league. 
Daughter Andrea is working full time and 
still living at home. She hopes to move out 
this summer. 

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Ian B. Chisholm 

140 Catkin Drive 

South Burlington, VT 05403-3002 

(802) 859-9331 

ibc220@comcast. net 

48 TheArchon » Spring 2008 

35th Class Reunion 

June 6, 7, 8, 2008 

Mike Balf sent me a nice Email last 
October: "I thought that I would take you 
up on the offer to briefly update classmates 
about my path since 1973. 1 have been living 
in Israel for almost 30 years which explains 
why GDA faithfully sends mail to that ad- 
dress. I am currently working in Washington, 
D.C., so even the title 'snail mail' doesn't do 
the process justice. I have been living on 
Kibbutz Maagan Michael since 1978. My 
wife Rachael and I have three children. 
Timma, 25, is living on the kibbutz and is a 
university student here in Hebrew Literature 
and Education. She was an officer in the IDE 
traveled in the US and Africa and so, like a 
lot of Israelis, started studying at the ripe old 
age of 24. Rachael is a social worker. She 
worked in a hospital in Israel for many years 
and is working as a social worker in an on- 
cology clinic at George Washington 
University. I was a high school principal at a 
large regional in Israel for the past few years. 
Right now I am working as an Israel educa- 
tional specialist for the Jewish Federal 
Foundation of Greater Washington. They re- 
cruited me for a two to three-year overseas 
stint, so either next summer or the summer 
after we will return to the kibbutz and get 
back to other things. I also managed to get a 
Ph.D. in Holocaust Studies from Hebrew 
University in Jerusalem. I have reworked my 
thesis and it will be published within a 
month or two. I'd recommend it to anyone 
who is interested, but it is in Hebrew and 
may be a bit of a challenge. If they translate 
it, we'll talk. It is a lot of fun being here in 
the States and not just because I am looking 
forward to celebrating the Red Sox taking 
the World Series, the Patriots looking great, 
and the Celtics reviving my previously dor- 
mant dreams of championships. To be 52 
years old and be able to come to another 
place, do something different, reestablish 
contact with our extended families and just 
enjoy the experience is a very liberating feel- 
ing though I miss being in Israel. Well, that is 
a brief look on 30-something years - all the 
best and maybe I'll see some of you before I 
return to the Holy Land." Mike, we'd really 
like to see you at our 35th reunion on June 
6-8. Speaking of the Red Sox, I received a 
post card from John Blake that has me 
green with envy: "Recently took public re- 

lations job with the Boston Red Sox (April 
2006) - moved family up to the Boston area 
last summer. Daughter Becky is now a soph- 
omore at GDA, Class of 2011." I also re- 
ceived a very nice Email from Corinne 
(Bosch) Duffy who is up in Nova Scotia: 
"After graduating from GDA, my family 
moved to upstate New York. There I ac- 
quired my BA (religious studies), my MBA 
(Marketing & HR), and my husband, Jack. 
From there, my brothers dispersed, my par- 
ents moved on to Dayton, Ohio, and Jack 
and I came to settle in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 
where Jack is a prof, at Dalhousie University. 
Come August 5, I'll have been married 30 
years. We have two kids, mid-twenties, who 
are still credentialing themselves. Kat 
(Kathryn) is pursuing her Ph.D. in computa- 
tional biology (a computer science / biology 
hybrid); Joe is working on his second under- 
grad, this time in something with employ- 
ment prospects: Mechanical Engineering. 
Over the years, I've worked as a lecturer, ad- 
ministrator, editor and desktop publisher. For 
the past 20 years, Jack and I have run a small 
part-time management consulting business 
from our home. It started out as a way to let 
me stay home while the kids were in school 
and then took on a life of its own. I'm a bib- 
lioholic. I can get lost in libraries and used- 
book shops. Several years ago, I went back to 
school (part-time) and in 2006 I finished yet 
another degree, this time an M.Ed, in 
Literacy. I love being a student. Perhaps 
there's a Ph.D. in me somewhere, but for 
now I'm unwilling to make the time com- 
mitment. I sold my violin years ago, but have 
an upright piano that I am drawn to when I 
need its melodic comfort. And I have a stu- 
dio in our basement where I sometimes play, 
making paper and fiber collages." I received 
this nice Email from Craig Dowley: "I still 
live in Ireland and am still involved in the sail 
training and yachting work. Been sailing and 
cruising from Sweden to Spain. Highlights 
being the Baltic, Brittany and Portugal. A 
great variety of boats, people and experi- 
ences. Breaching whales 200 miles from any 
land was a beautiful sight. One trip was nine 
days straight from Denmark through the 
North Sea, English Channel and back to 
Ireland. Six of those days, we were never out 
of site of shipping traffic. Like 1-95 but with 
ships. Last spring, I observed the well-con- 
tested Luis Vinton Cup semi-finals of the 
America Cup series in Valencia. Amongst all 
the highlights, I still teach evening classes 
through the winter. A few years ago, I had a 

great visit with Geoff Peters in Chicago and 
attended a Cubs game. I have visited Mark 
Hoffman in America and he has visited us in 
Ireland. Yes, I would like to be put on the 
Email list. Anytime that anyone is in Ireland, 
we have plenty of room. Mary and I have a 
little boy now, named Tulough. He is 3.5 
years old and loves music, ball, and has been 
on several sailing trips. We travel to the 
Boston area at least twice a year and we have 
the reunion on the radar." Ok, if Craig can 
make it to our reunion from Ireland, then 
very few of us have an excuse not to show 
up in June for our 35th and hoist a few. 
Gary Haselton sent me an Email after our 
latest dinner with our wives last weekend: 
"This is my first letter in 35 years. We've all 
got to try and keep the class secretary as busy 
as possible. Cyndi and I married in '75 and 
after two more years of school we moved to 
the coast of Maine for about 18 years. I be- 
came a master builder, designing and build- 
ing custom residential homes. Cyndi was 
busy raising four kids. Hillary was born in 
'79, twins Dusty and Britt in '81, and 
Hannah in '84. We moved to the Burlington, 
Vermont area in '90 when Cyndi got into 
UVM's Medical School. We had a complete 
role reversal that meant that I was Mr. Mom 
for a number of years. It was probably the 
best years I've had, especially since there 
weren't any diapers involved at that point. I 
ran a few companies while here, as a custom 
furniture maker, a multimedia kiosk compa- 
ny, Builders Cad Services, and ended with a 
long stint as primary CAD operator for 
Infrared Analyzers. I'm retired now (disabili- 
ty) and live on the Shore of Lake Champlain 
with great views of Mt. Mansfield. I plan on 
driving down to the reunion with Ian. I 
hope to see a lot of old friends there and, if 
you're not there, at least keep Ian busy and 
send him a letter (or Email). In the recent 
past I've enjoyed visits from Jaike Williams 
and Bill Durea '72. I've been in good con- 
tact with Corinne Bosch Duffy by Email 
and finally, after 34 years of trying, I found 
where Alan Sandler is. I've had a couple of 
long phone conversations with Tony Hall 
and have been out to some really nice din- 
ners with Ian Chisholm and his wife, 
Joanne. I really didn't like being at GDA. It 
wasn't until years later that I realized how 
good those years were and how well they 
prepared me for a lot of things that I faced 
later on." 

I, Ian Chisholm, am entering into my 

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28th year in the insurance business, and 
awaiting the birth of my second grandson. 
Joanne and I have booked a 12-day Alaskan 
cruise in June, two days after our 35th re- 
union. Four of the days are in the Denali 
Preserve, near Mt. McKinley. Hope to see 
you all at our 35th! 


Class of 1974 

Pamela Jo McElroy Toner 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06824 

(203) 254-2371 

ptoner@opt online, net 

Paitoon Maneepairoj writes that his 
daughter, Pink, has just finished her degree 
in Bio-Medical Science at Nottingham 
University, UK. Petoon, his second son, is 
following the same path. Both will further 
their study in Medicine. His third son, Ponk, 
is just a freshman at Imperial College in 
London. Paitoon has just published his first 
book, Edible Philosophy. Great news!! Seth 
Kilgore has been able to maintain the status 
quo for the past 20-25 years — same employ- 
er, same home and same wife! Most impor- 
tantly, Seth writes, "And I remain happy with 
the choices I've made. Our single important 
change is we adopted a dog. My first pet. He 
is teaching me to fetch and to hunt pigeons. 
He brings us joy and humor everyday." 
Congratulations, Seth. Election years are 
Scott Williams' favorite times. He took 
time to update us on his life and family: "We 
continue to live in two states, NH and RI. 
My wife Tracy currently works for SAIC, a 
systems integrator based in Middletown 
Rhode Island. I recently was back in NH for 
the final month of the NH Presidential 
Primary working for New Mexico 
Governor Bill Richardson. Alex, our daugh- 
ter, is now 14 and is a happy student at 
Cranston West High School and Nate, our 
son, is a student at Western Hills Middle 
School. Nate continues to be a battle re-en- 
actor touring the United States as a member 
of His Majesty's Tenth Regiment of Foot, 
Defending the crown." Colin Cross says: 
"All is well with me. Still living in Winnetka 
IL (since 1989). Two kids in college, Colin is 
a junior at Haverford and Elizabeth is a 
freshmen at Carleton. Brian is a freshman at 
New Trier HS. Teri and I are enjoying the 
transition to nearly empty-nesters. I'm still 

in the finance business with a firm based in 
Boston, so I get back to MA fairly often. 
Would love to hear from anyone if you find 
yourself in Chicago." Raymond Brooks 
writes: "It's been a number of years since I 
shared anything with you all.... After a num- 
ber of years working with folks in recovery 
as a substance abuse counselor in 
Manchester, NH, poor health forced me into 
retirement. However, there was a 'call' to be 
answered and I have been engaged in the 
ministry of spiritual direction for several 
years now, having completed the program at 
the Mercy Center in CT. My partner is now 
retired and we are enjoying our home, our 
dogs and each other. God is good." Thank 
you, Raymond, for taking the time to send 
us this note. I had no idea that Peter 
Arnold was right around the corner from 
me in Wilton, CT: "I have been living in 
Wilton CT since 2001 with my family and 
before that in Australia and Michigan. I have 
a 16-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. I 
have been working for International Paper 
for almost 20 years - I'm not sure how that 
is possible as I thought we all just left GDA a 
few years ago ( I will NEVER call it The 
Governor's -YUCK !! ) Right now I cover 
all of the Canadian Retail sales + marketing 
for IP and I still travel way too much." 

As always, I (Pamela Jo Toner) really 
enjoy keeping up with everyone and hearing 
everyone's news — thank you for your notes. 
I keep busy selling real estate in 
Fairfield/Westport, CT, and, yes, people are 
still buying and selling their homes. My 
daughters are 14 years old and 16 years old 
and raising teenagers is as bad as my parents 
told me it would be. My husband still enjoys 
litigating in the courts of NYC. I was just 
elected to the Board of the Junior Sailing 
Association of Long Island Sound. I enjoy 
organizing programs which will foster a life- 
long love of sailing starting at a young age. 


Class of 1975 

Pamela D. Pandapas 

202 Central Street 

Rockland, MA 02370 

Happy New Year, Class of 1975! I, Pam 
Pandapas, hope everyone had a great holi- 
day season and is off to a great 2008. Your 
class secretary has been able to get in a cou- 

ple of ski weekends. My brother and sister- 
in-law have a beautiful condo in the 
Carrabassett Valley next to Sugarloaf 
Mountain. It was great! Other than that, time 
trudges on during yet another tax season. 
Although I enjoy the occasional skiing, I am 
already looking forward to the spring! Well, 
here we go again. It's very funny and, since I 
am sorry to have to convey to the class the 
sad news that Keyan Ahari passed away on 
January 17, 2007. His mother wrote to me 
that he had suffered serious illness for most 
of his life. But she also said that he was a very 

Keyan Ahari '75 

special and gentle man who had loved The 
Governor's Academy and would always have 
a big smile on his face when remembering 
all the good times. I'm sure that you all join 
me in wishing the Ahari family well and ex- 
pressing our sorrow for their loss. Stephanie 
Farrar writes that she is still growing her 
business but also has another project near 
and dear to her heart. She wants us to know 
that the far most regions of Maine near the 
Moosehead Lakes region are perilously in 
danger of being wiped out by a Seattle -based 
developer who is planning yet another vaca- 
tion resort. Stephanie encourages those of 
you who wish to get involved in the preser- 
vation of this area of Maine to join the 
Natural Resource Council of Maine. She's 
offering as an incentive to those who do so 
a free bag of her healthy gourmet doggie 
cookies specially made in the shape of 
Moose. Also, you can get more information 
on If you are al- 
ready involved you are invited to contact her 
at On a differ- 
ent note, Stephanie recently spoke with 
Audrey Cesario Grant. Audrey said her son 
Trevor is now on a traveling hockey team. 

50 TlieArch, 

Spring 2008 

Jack Swenson 75 photgraphing cheetah in East Africa 

She is doing great and is involved with 
school, sports, and everything else it takes to 
raise an active eight-year-old boy Jack 
Swenson is still and always on the go. He 
and his wife, Rikki, are heading back to East 
Africa in February to lead another photo sa- 
fari. He says that it's such an amazing expe- 
rience getting to see all the incredible 
wildlife over there. There is always some- 
thing new to see, so it's a highlight of their 
year. They also have trips scheduled this year 
to Baja California, Namibia, Zambia & 
Botswana, the Falklands and South Georgia, 
Antarctica, and the Galapagos. Whew! Jack 
says that their friends at home in Seattle sel- 
dom get to see them. When they do, Jack and 
Rikki are usually very tanned, much to their 
friends' envy. Rich O'Leary writes that his 
kids are approaching the college years. His 
son Tim is a junior at Brunswick so they start 
the college hunt for him this spring. He 
does, however, say that Tim feels "over-ad- 
vised" so he isn't receptive to the well inten- 
tioned advising! Rich is still doing a lot of 
foreign travel; Europe and Asia mostly, and 
some South America, all of which he loves. 
He and his wife, Susie, are very involved in 
their kids' school and dread it being over in 
a few years as it is so much fun. The only 
classmate that Rich sees regularly is Sam 
Gilliland who lives very close by. He says 
Sam is terrific as always. Dave Bohman is 
still loving his move back to Dayton. His ca- 
reer as a news manager and running two 
newsrooms is going strong and he is still en- 
joying his pursuit of investigative reporting, 
his passion. He does miss the warm Florida 
weather and playing golf but at least he does- 
n't have to give live TV reports in the mid- 

dle of hurricanes. He adds that when it 
comes to going live in snowstorms at home 
in the midwest, he's in charge so he just del- 
egates the duties to one of his young charges! 
He writes that his daughters are now 6 and 
8 and "well on their way to being teenagers." 
He seems to find that amusing since some of 
our classmates are grandparents! Scott 
Draper says that at this point in his and his 
wife's life it is all about the children. They are 
having a great time watching their daughter 
Alexis play soccer and son Christopher 
swim. In fact, as Scott wrote this note, they 
were soon to be heading up here to Boston 
for a swim meet. He says this is pretty seri- 
ous stuff for seven-year- olds, so unlike when 
we were that age. Scott is thinking about re- 
tiring but he has yet to decide if he could 
fish 24/7. Good luck on that one, Scott! 

That's it for this edition. Again, I appeal 
to you all to PLEASE send your e-mail ad- 
dress to Sandy Keyes or to me: skeyes@gov- or 


Class of 1976 

Carol Ann Goldberg- Ay din 

301 E 94th Street Apt 24B 

New York, NY 10128-4719 

(212) 410-1781 

caaydin @aol. com 

Hello, my dear classmates. I, Carol Ann 
Goldberg-Aydin, received a nice postcard 
from Ted Reed who said that all is well at 
his end. "Life is good, living in the woods of 
Cumberland, Maine. Wife Susan and I con- 
tinue to work our tails off. Our daughters, 

ages 11 and 16, are terrific normal kids. We 
all ski and sail a lot. I see Nina and Neal 
McElroy a few times a year and Tony Davis 
up here at the annual boat builders show 
each year. Peter Lee is often sighted on very 
cold days cycling like a maniac down Range 

That's it for news from classmates. The 
rest of you are in winter hibernation. Do 
write again for springtime and let us know 
what is new. All the best, xoxo, Carol 


Class of 1977 

Carolyn L. Nissi 

102 Haseltine Street 

Bradford, MA 01835 

(978) 372-0722 

Joey Pietrafesa writes that things are 
well in the cold northeast... but soon that will 
change. He is planning a permanent move 
to Florida in the summer. "The commercial 
investment real estate biz has been great, but 
the southeast market is where I want to 
practice." He has two in college and two 
more almost there. He will spend summers 
in the 1000 Islands near Canada. He spoke 
to Phipp (David Phippin) on New Year's 
and Tracie Ackerman-Fornaro as well. 
Vicki Murphy had a bad back and never 
came to the phone! Ginny Sutton 
Hundley writes: "My three boys - Tyler 
(17), Sam (15) and Wesley (6), keep us very 
busy We have been in Davidson, NC for over 
16 years now. It is a great town to raise kids 
in and is home to Davidson College. I've 
been in real estate for four years and our 
market is still very strong here, thank good- 
ness. Not playing as much tennis as I would 
like, and weekends are all basketball with 
both older boys playing at Cannon School. 
How I ended up with 6'5" AND 6'3" sons 
when my husband is 5' 10" I will never fig- 
ure out.... My husband Kevin is the Dean of 
Students at Cannon now. It is nice to have all 
the boys in one school for once. We still 
spend a week or so in June on Thompson 
Lake in Maine, and I get to St. Andrews-by- 
the-Sea every August to see a good friend." 
Kate Wise Tewksbury is still in Maryland 
with her husband, Tom, son, Taylor almost 
16, and daughter, Mackenzie 12. "They keep 
me plenty busy driving everywhere and all 
the time. Taylor is busy with sports and 

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lass notes 

learning to drive. I am not a very good pas- 
senger. Mackenzie is busy with all her 
friends. We have been doing some upgrades 
in our house. I think this summer we are go- 
ing to gut the kitchen. That scares me a bit. 
Someone asked in the last Archon where 
Ted Wise is, I am not sure he wants to be 
found, so I will say he is far out of the coun- 
try. Hope everyone is well." Stephen 
Pingree reports: "Been married 26 years to 
a great lady, Deb, have two kids, Brian who 
is in his second year of law school at 
Georgetown Law, DC and Chelsea who just 
finished a semester in Florence, Italy. Saw 
Ted Babcocka couple of summers ago. We 
got soaked in a rainstorm at the beach. 
David Ham where are you. Phip (David 
Phippin) we need to catch up. 

Thanks to all who wrote in. Remember, 
email me anytime with news, and I 
(Carolyn Nissi) will include it. All is well 
here in Bradford. Waiting for spring as I sit 
here at my computer and look out at the icy 
streets that have delayed school for two 
hours. Oh, to get on my bike in warm 

Class of 1978 

Bradford D. Clark 

78 East Street 

Ipswich, MA 01938-1353 

(978) 356-0817 

rectoramc@verizon . net 

Hey, Grown-up People of GDA '78, 

Can we say, "30th Class Reunion, 
Byfieldjune 6, 7, 8" ? 

Need we say more? (Please, No!) 

In the meantime, then, here are a few 
more tidbits from various classmates: From 
that classmate who likes to play with kryp- 
tonite in the dark, Dr. X-Ray (Greg) Rose: 
"Brad ~ We look forward to the GDA re- 
union. I add another person with this visit. 
Melissa and I married in '04 and we have 
Jenna who is now 2. We have continued to 
grow our family business, NightRays, and 
are strongly considering moving the compa- 
ny from Houston to Colorado Springs at the 
end of '08. We look forward to seeing the 
whole gang! Best, Greg Rose, M.D., Ph.D." 
From fellow clergyman, the Rev. Geoffrey 
Gwynne, these self-effacing comments: "I 
remain electronically retarded, musically in- 

ept, and without much aptitude for foreign 
languages. I suffer a poor memory, delin- 
quency at sustaining meaningful friendships, 
and I cry at the movies. Lust and greed are 
still real problems. (I'm doing better with 
honesty after a long struggle.) But I'm still 
trying too hard to look good and be right in 
everyday encounters. My wife and kids and 
God love me more than I deserve. Despite 
all this, I'm content. Hope everyone has a 
wonderful time at the 30th!" Sounds like 
you may not be in attendance, Geoffrey. 
Unacceptable. I'm going to need some seri- 
ous back-up keeping this whole 30th 
Reunion thing on the tracks. Bring extra 
holy water. Anything you can think of, but 
be there! From that man of few words and 
on behalf of his lovely wife of nearly ten 
years (a consequence in part, you may recall, 
from our 20th Reunion), Jamie Purinton, 
this comes from Tad Higgins: "We're Cool!! 
See you in June!" From among the more 
sane members of the Class of '78, Rick 
Neville, comes this: "Hi Brad, I hope this 
email finds you well. Here's an update: 
...over the holidays I had a chance to chat 
with Julia Malloy, Pete Malloy, Tom 
Mathews, and Doug Minster. All are well 
and I hope to see them at the reunion in 
June. My daughter, Courtney, is studying 
hard at American University in D.C. and my 
wife, Amy, is gearing up for tax season. As for 
me, I just returned from a trip in which I 
climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and 
went on Safari on the Serengeti. It was a 
fabulous experience, but it left me wonder- 
ing why I felt so at home with the wilde- 
beests and hyenas! I've still got some kid in 
me, I guess/hope! Best regards, Rick N." 
Finally from me, Secret Class Agent, Brad 
Clark, . . . Leslie Lafond, James Goodhart, 
John Webster and I met in Newburyport to 
begin the planning for June. We drank some 
beer, chatted about memorable moments 
from years ago, then more beer. That's about 
it. Stay tuned for more updates on our plan- 
ning sessions. 


Class of 1980 
Troy A. Dagres 

6 Henderson Circle 

Newburyport, MA 01950-3406 

(978) 465-6672 

I (Troy Dagres) hope this issue finds 
you all doing well. It was a tough winter here 

on the North Shore. Lots of cold and snow. 
But that is why we love it right? NOT! 

The campus looks great. Construction 
is winding down. The new rink is beautiful 
and in full use. 

My son Andrew is now a sophomore 
and doing great. He's putting his dad to 
shame in the academic department. I'm just 
glad Mr. Witherspoon is not around to give 
him any factual representation in contrast to 
my glorified exaggerations of my stellar per- 
formance in the classroom. Taking six classes 
and doubling up in math, he just finished Q2 
with one A, four A- and one B+. He's cur- 
rently at High Honors status with a 3.68 
GPA. That's all I have to say about that. As for 
me, I'm now in my sixth year of being in the 
mortgage business. I am Vice President of 
Tri-State Mortgage Consultants in Salem, 
NH.We arrange residential and commercial 
real estate loans in MA, NH, ME and FL. 
2007 was a tough year for the mortgage in- 
dustry and it seems to be blamed for just 
about everything that's wrong with the 
economy. It's always nice to have a scapegoat. 
But 2008 looks better as things begin to 
smooth over and rates have declined. 

Andy Linn writes that he really appre- 
ciates my dedication as Class Secretary and 
he thinks I'm "doin' good." His kids are ex- 
pressing interest in attending The Academy. 
Olivia (9) will be starting 5th grade, is on 
Student Council, an A student and a passion- 
ate figure skater. Landon (5) will be starting 
Kindergarten this fall and, being the YMCA 
youth league soccer star, should be ready for 
the travel squad. Home is still in metro- 
Atlanta (always thought Andy was a little 
metro). He is a Business Consultant with 
Administaff and sits across from a Belmont 
Hill grad. Andy is still waiting for his patent 
to be accepted. It's been through three years 
of reviews and hopefully he will hear good 
news this fall. Andy says hello to his team and 
classmates. I still see John Perlowski and 
Henry Rosen on a regular basis. Henry 
now declares Las Vegas as his legal second 
home for tax purposes. Apparently, addiction 
to UFC is now considered a disease and ac- 
ceptable under IRS tax code. Treatment is 
helping Henry to think outside the 
Octagon. I attended a Celtics game with 
John, along with my son Andrew and wife 
Stephanie. We had luxury box tickets that 
were given to us. Very nice. We met Henry 
for a pre-game dinner. Avery Woodworth 

52 The Archon &> Spring 2008 

says all is well at the Funny Farm. His son 
Caleb is now 17 and a junior at Triton, play- 
ing defense on the varsity hockey team and 
will play varsity lax. Eliza, 15, is a sophomore 
and plays field hockey and lax. Amelia is 12 
and is doing well in seventh grade. 
Contracting has kept him busy with lots of 
renovations. He still plays hockey at GDA on 
Thursday nights with faculty and locals and 
tries to ski every weekend at Sunday River. 
Susie Potter writes that she enjoys reading 
the scintillating details of her fellow class- 
mates, yet never writes about her own fabu- 
lous life. Well, finally that day is here. She and 
husband Fer Ruiz have just moved their of- 
fices to a nifty loft style building between 
Inman Square in Cambridge and Union 
Square in Somerville. It's been 10 years since 
they opened their business and as she puts it; 
"Somehow, despite gross incompetence, 
we're still chugging along." Potter Ruiz 
Advertising specializes in developing adver- 
tising campaigns targeted to US-based 
Hispanic consumers. She is still ruing the day 
she decided to take French with Mr. Abu in- 
stead of Spanish. Jonathon Friend has seen 
most of the world and at least 70 countries. 
After over 20 years working in and out of 
NYC in financial/alternative investments, 
rethinking of his next steps are in order. 
He would very much like to contact 
his old friend and roommate Cedric 
Cornwall. Chief, where are you? If you're 
out there, contact Jonathan at jmarks- In a cryptic message 
contained in his response, Jonathan states" 
Barbie Riggs is owed money by a certain 

Well, that's all the news I have for now. 
Hopefully I'll have more to report for the 
next issue. 


Class o/1980 

Lynne E. Durland 

114 West Road 

Londonderry, NH 03053-3141 

(603) 421-0940 

kb lfem@comcast. net 

John Fain writes: "I have been in close 
contact with Jonathon Welch and his larg- 
er than life web pages which show his many 
sailing adventures in the past year. I am im- 
pressed with his 'go for it all attitude' and his 
ability to manage on his sailboat throughout 

Clarissa Hughes '81 children, 
Cadance andjacdon 

the year. Jon shared so many photos and his 
personal views on living the coastal run from 
Florida to New England. He is obviously 
having fun. If it weren't for my ease of sea 
sickness I might consider hitching a ride. 
Oh well. I guess I need more patches placed 
behind my ear. I received many Christmas 
cards from Julie Duff, (a pony is at the tree 
of course), the Chris Stafford Family, (can't 
tell his wife from his daughter), and a super 
great card from Whitney and Carl Schwartz 
and children. My favorite card is one from 
Carl's parents, Dr. & Mrs. Alvin Schwartz. 
This card has ALL grandchildren jumping on 
the couch in the Rye Beach home. All of 
these cards have been so wonderful to re- 
ceive. I will send some out next year... I 
promise. I am especially happy for the strong 
recovery ofWhitney Schwartz from her can- 
cer surgery this past summer. She is going 
strong and remaining a blessed friend, moth- 
er, wife, and teacher. Carl reported that they 
had decided to forego organized hockey this 
year and spend more time snow skiing. Carl 
added, 'There was quite a revolt at first. 
Nothing a new pair of snow skis wouldn't 
handle.' He ended his observation with a 
good hearted chuckle. Laura and I are 
working hard on all areas of our lives. She is 
still her sweet self. She is still putting up 
with me!" 

Hughes Family 

Class of 1981 

KathrynA. Shilale 

18 Longmeadow Road 

Medfield, MA 02052- 1017 

(617) 242-1299 

kathryn@shilale. net 

Greetings all and Happy and Healthy 
2008! I (Kathryn Shilale) had the pleasure 
of meeting up with Keller Laros and his 
daughter Janelle at the Museum of Natural 
History in NYC before Christmas. 
Although brief we had a nice chance to 
catch up - as always he was a breath of fresh 
air and a wonderful friend. Vinca Ingram 
Weatherly is well and planning a trip East in 
June with her kids. She wonders if anyone 
wants to plan a mini reunion at 209 Middle 
Road. Please let her know vincavine@hot- Mike Reilly says not much to 
report - "Kids are growing fast, 3,5,7,8, and 
I am still toiling in the road building biz. 
Hope to see everyone in 2008." Andy 
Morison hosted a Thanksgiving Football 
Game for the elderly (40+) and though the 
weather was cold had a fun turn out and not 
too many calls to 911. He hopes to make it 
an annual event. Peter Starosta was headed 
to AZ for the Super Bowl. Clarissa 
Hughes writes: "Hi all! Busy-busy with 
Cady and Jacdon and lots of activities. I was 
inspired to start a chapter of the Pajama 

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class notes 

Class of 1981:Tracey O'Dea, Jenny Graf, Kathryn Shilale, Clarissa 
Hughes and Lisa Louden with their children Abby, Elizabeth, 

Cady Jac, Conor and Aiden 

Nick Griffin '81 with wife Kari and Cameron, 

William and Chase. 

Abby (Jenny Graf's daughter) and baby 
Jac (Clarissa Hughes' son) 

Program in Saint Petersburg ( which is unspeakably 
moving and also we are on the fundraising 
committee for The Philip A. Bryant 
Melanoma Foundation (wwwpab40founda- which is named after our nephew 
who died of complications with melanoma 
at 23. Greg's physical therapy practice is go- 
ing well and my side gig with Arbonne is 
good. We continue to enjoy playing in the 
contemporary band at our church and I have 
also started recording again and started 

singing a few commercials - so that's fun! 
Nice to be back in the studio. For a lazy bum 
like me this is a LOT of work!! Not as busy 
as it sounds, but for me, yes. Oh - I am go- 
ing to see OPPkAH!!!! My sister-in-law got 
tickets for Feb 5. Not sure when it's airing- 
maybe after this... but FUUUUUN. Can't 
wait to read what everyone is up to! -Clarissa more pics at www.pica-" 

Lisa Louden says: "Nothing is really 
new here except a few more grey hairs and 
pounds, but all is well with us. Kasey (who 
turns four in March) LOVES snow and all 
that goes with it (sledding, building snow- 
men) so has had a fun winter so far. It con- 
tinues to be an awesome year to be a Boston 
sports fan following the Sox World Series 
win and as the Pats are on the verge of an- 
other Super Bowl victory (sorry to Jen 
Schaefmer, a dreaded Giants fan). I would 
love to see everyone once we all come out of 
hibernation (Jenny, Tracey Kath) and espe- 
cially would love to see or hear from my 
long-lost friend Dan Cooke! Clarissa, any 
plans to come north this summer?" Keller 
Laros reports: "Aloha! I visited with 
Kathryn O'Leary in NYC in December. 
My daughter Janelle and her daughter 
Elizabeth got on very well together. Dan 
Cooke e-mailed me and is threatening to 
come to Hawaii and learn to scuba dive. 

Best buddies in Florida, Clarissa Hughes's 

daughter, Cady, and Kathryn Shilale's 

daughter, Elizabeth 

We'll see how that plays out. Mike Morison 
and his girls were on the Big Island and we 
all got together for a day of pool and sun fun. 
Go Pats! A Hui Hou. Gary Bostwick 
writes: "Enjoying life on Cape Cod in 
Falmouth with my wife, Kim and two sons 
Colin (5) and Even (3). Anyone who is in 
the area please call or stop in." Nick Griffin 
writes: "We JUST had three boys! If you all 
will remember during our 10th year get to- 
gether at Jenny's I had to rush home before 
it all ended because my wife Kari had gone 
into labor! So what was I doing partying 
with you guys! A better man would have 
stayed at home with his dear wife as we 
awaited our first born. Our relationship, 
though tested that night, is now 13 years 
strong. We have three boys: Cameron, 
William and Chase (10, 9, 6). I regretted 

54 TheArchon ew Spring 2008 


very much not being there for our 25th with 
my crew in tow. We live in Hopkinton and 
I have been a mortgage professional for the 
last 20 years. Nothing ever came of my act- 
ing or singing career. Can you imagine all of 
that god given talent I had and I ended up 
being a mortgage guy? With rates coming 
down again I would be only to happy to give 
all of you a GDA special discount! I can't 
believe our next big reunion will be our 
30TH. When did that happen?!!! Our lives 
have been blessed with good health. Kari 
has her hands full taking care of four boys 
and I thank her every day! Where's this elec- 
tion going, Radar!? I promise to be at our 

30th as long as Kari isn't in labor!! (I'll 

send a photo, Kath) thanks for towing the 
line for us with the Archon." 


Class of 1982 

Nancy Lord Wickwire 

78 Smith Road 

Bedford, NH 03 U0- 6201 

(603) 472-8993 

anwick@comcast. net 

Class Notes, Round 1: These are re- 
sponses to the usual "send in your news" let- 
ter sent out by me (Nancy Wickwire): 

Claire Danaher: "By the time The 
Archon is printed, my CD should be avail- 
able, too! It has 12 original songs and only 
lacks backing vocals from Nancy and 
Heather. I am really looking forward to 
sharing this music with you all! Check it out 
at and be sure to buy a 
copy on iTunes or CD baby." Paula Veale: 
"Much the same here in NYC. Trina and I 
have been talking about getting together for 
about five years. I bumped into Claire on 
the street a few months ago. She doesn't age. 
It was great to see her!" A NEW CON- 
Archon Notes!! On Feb 5, Daniel Geffin 
had this to say: "I just received my Archon. 
It's a long story, but it was forwarded through 
several addresses. I have not been to GDA 
since around 1990 - when I went to a re- 
union (that would have been 1992, our 
10th). I understand the place has changed 
quite a bit. At the time I saw you (that's me, 
Nancy), you were working as a public de- 
fender in Concord, and I was working as a 
prosecutor in Miami. I stayed in that posi- 
tion until 1995 when the city and its over- 

whelming violence finally caught up with 
me. After leaving, I returned to school. I 
completed a second degree in Food Science 
& Technology from UMass in 2000. After 
graduating, I was offered a position with 
FDA in San Francisco (a good combination 
of food technology with law enforcement). 
I moved there with my girlfriend and her 
daughter, and stayed for six years (the girl- 
friend didn't last that long). San Francisco is 
perhaps the most beautiful place in the 
country to live. But about a year ago, I relo- 
cated to Washington, DC to work for FDA 
headquarters. I currently oversee the canned 
and bottled food program for FDA. I trav- 
el quite extensively (although not to New 
England very often). I have no real excuse 
for not visiting or staying in contact. In 
looking at the picture I can recognize 
Nancy, Gus, Sally, Phil, Demetri, Heather, a 
person who I think is Paula Veale, Bobby 
(duh!) and Jeff. The rest are unidentifiable, 
at least without audio." All the best to all 
of you, Dan Geffin '82. Trina Chiara:"We 
are nearing the eight-month birthday of our 
cute as a button Olivia! She is just now de- 
veloping a sense of humor which is so fun. 
Isabella is a perfectly fine big sister except on 
days when Liv is the most annoying sister 
ever. Richard and I are dazed during day- 
light hours since we share nighttime duty 
which still requires getting up two to three 
times a night. Remember???? A big hello to 

emailed my list of classmates and asked these 
questions: 1. Three most interesting jobs 
since you left GDA 2. Would you rather 
cook a special meal for a loved one, or take 
them out to a restaurant? 3. In your answer 
to #2, what would you cook or where 
would you take them? These are the re- 
sponses, in no particular order: 

Barbara Mackay-Smith: 

"1. Field Producer on Capitol Hill for 
Group W Television, Club Hostess in Tokyo, 
Flight Attendant (oh, the tales I could tell!). 

2. Cook 

3. Mac n' cheese (cause that's what my "loved 
ones" usually ask for!)." 

Heather Ryan: 

"1. An internship during college in the car- 
diovascular research lab at Mass General 
thanks to Dan Geffin 's mother who provid- 
ed the contact for the job; Production 

Manager on a movie shoot in Mexico; going 
to the WW Summits on behalf of Lotus over 
eight years ago . . . and work has been down- 
hill ever since. 

2. Take them to a restaurant since I can't 

3: Lobster in the rough kind of place along 
the coast. Dress code: blue jeans & flip 

Gus Henley: 

"1 .Wedding advertising when I worked for a 
woman who had a wedding planner maga- 
zine based in Florida. I was in charge of ask- 
ing merchants to advertise and create the 
layouts; working at a country club; working 
at the mall - I have new respect for the em- 
ployees who have to give up Xmas time to 
put in their hours at retail! 

2. As for dinner, I would cook an amazing 
meal including dessert - perhaps swans, my 
secret, with hot fudge, and my famous maple 
glazed scallops with rice pilaf and steamed 
veggies, rolls and butter. 

3. BUT if we are in Florida, we would go to 
the most elegant restaurant THE MANGO 
TREE where the sun always shines. Ciao! 

Martha Krauch: 

1. I've been a camp counselor, a medical sec- 
retary (white is not my color) and a technol- 
ogy licensing associate. Thank goodness I 
found teaching as my career of choice! 

2. I'd rather have my loved one take ME out 
to a restaurant! Hey, I'm a working mother 
in my 40s, I can be selfish every once in a 

3. I would love any restaurant that has 
sushi/maki rolls on the menu. Asian Fusion 
is also right up there!" 

Claire Danaher: 

"1. Counter help at Bonnie Perkins' father's 
doughnut shop in Nantucket; camp coun- 
selor in Maine; and purchasing assistant at 
Computerland in East Hartford (this last job 
easily fit the description "suckiest ever.") 

2 & 3. MEAL: Depends on who is paying! 
WHERE: If it's my parents or in-laws, I'd go 
to Budakkan here on 9th Ave. Asian Fusion 
(I'll save a seat for Martha!) and pricey. I do 
like to cook, so if it's at home, it might be 
fish or grilled meat, fresh bread, some nice 
veggies like broiled asparagus or roasted egg- 

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plant with tomatoes and feta. Top it off with 
probably something spectacularly chocolate. 
If it's for my husband, then it will have to in- 
volve whipped cream " 

Trina Chiara: 

"l.When I decided to drop out of college 
because it was boring, my dad graciously got 
me a job at a clothing mill in Lawrence, MA. 
Anyone know Lawrence? Now, that was in- 
teresting; reporter - covered Ronald 
Reagan's run for the presidency; 20+ years 
of doing public relations for NYC agencies. 
Have represented big pharma companies, 
foreign governments. 

2. MEAL: At this point in our busy lives 
with a six-year-old and an eight-month-old, 
anything, anywhere where my husband and 

1 can get through a meal without getting up 
for another napkin, glass of juice, bottle, dia- 
per change. OK, maybe we should go out 
WITHOUT the kids!" 

Ted Larned: 

1 . Actually paid all my bills by teaching ski- 
ing days and singing in a bar nights in 
Telluride, CO. Was unable to pay all my bills 
while selling Cable door to door in Denver, 
Co. (can you imagine me doing this? 100% 
commission!) By far the most interesting: 
learning, practicing and teaching the Toyota 
Production System with coaching from 

2. MEAL: Ditto Trina- ours are 6 and 2. 
This week's experience was dropping the 
kids off with sitters in a kids play area so they 
could play and eat and we could have a nice 
quiet dinner. Five minutes later, a two-year- 
old's scream echoed through the quiet din- 
ing room, 'MOMMY!!!' 'That's my daugh- 
ter,' says my wife. Bad news: she joined us for 
dinner. Good news: surprisingly, she was 
perfectly behaved and we actually had quite 
a nice meal. Best to all, Ted." 

Nancy Wickwire: 

" 1 . Writing Tutor; law clerk to a labor arbi- 
trator; and public defender attorney (oh, the 
stories I could tell!!) 

2 & 3. I'd cook something Thai and spicy in- 
volving shrimp and coconut milk. This is 
WITHOUT the kids. They are my loved 
ones, but shrimp, coconut milk and curry 
would just be torture for them! If it was din- 
ner out, though, it would be a place that had 
something on the desert menu that included 
the words 'chocolate' and 'flourless'. Yum." 

Dan, I left the public defender in 1998 
and have been working in courthouse ad- 
ministration ever since. Great job: it can be 
completely crazy until 4 p.m. but then, poof, 
it's over. Not like the PDs where I brought 
my clients' troubles home with me and wor- 
ried about them day and night! Today, at- 
torney Peter Riley '83 checked in to say 
hello. I also have recently run into attorney 
Kimberly Grillo '83, and Jerome 
Sweeney, Bill Dee and Mark Whitney 
'81. Haven't seen those last three in many 
years, though. Best to everyone! Keep in 

Class of 1983 

Danielle L. Jacobs 

91 Pond Street 

Marblehead.MA 01945-2604 

(781) 639-9272 

Laurianne Murphy 

10 1 W End Avenue Apt 11M 

New York, NY 10023-6321 

(212) 579-0822 

lmurphy@nyc . rr. com 

25th Class Reunion 

June 6, 7, 8, 2008 

The Class of '83 is gearing up to cele- 
brate its 25th year reunion! How could this 
possibly be?? Lots of emails have bounced 
around among Bruce Turner, Drew 
Hoffman, David Agger, Karen Schulte, 
Lori Whitney and me (Laurianne 
Murphy), to name a few. We are on the band 
wagon to get everyone on campus June 6-8. 
Please mark your calendars as a year to re- 
unite and pay tribute. Teresa Russo 
Cramphorn and I are throwing around the 
idea of a Friday night cocktail party. We'll 
keep you posted... 

Dan McLaughlin writes: "I get your 
class updates and I keep meaning to write. I 
am glad to hear that you are doing well. I 
have been busy raising my five kids! I am still 
in the real estate auction business and have 
branched out into development and golf. I 
actually own and operate a private country 
club in Hopkinton, MA. (Hopkinton 
Country Club) where Rick Stram is a 
member. Rick has been club champ a cou- 
ple of times but I suspect his golf game is 

about to take a hit as he had his first child a 
year or so ago. I have done a little bit of busi- 
ness with Will Adams who is doing well 
and working in the Development business 
with fellow GDA grad,Joe DiNanno '84. 
Other than that, I don't seem to bump into 
any GDA people. I hope to make it up to the 
reunion this year-25 years, holy ##@# (I 
had to edit)! I hope all is well with you and 
your family and I hope to see you at the re- 


I, Danelle Jacobs, didn't hear from any 
others this time but I did talk to Jon Gibbs 
apres ski at Sunday River the other weekend 
and he said he'll be making a June appear- 
ance. I'll be looking forward to seeing you all 
in June. Have a great rest of the winter (I 
hope it's short) and wonderful spring! 


Class of 1984 

Harry S. Taormina 

1 106 Vinton Circle 

Chesapeake, VA 23323-6664 


harry. taormina@cox . net 

I (Harry Taormina), your loyal class 
secretary, hope you all had a wonderful and 
safe holiday season and New Year. I am re- 
lieved to say that I got some response this 
time from some old friends with informa- 
tion to pass on. As for my fife after GDA (or 
GA), it has been a wide range of experi- 
ences. From the Marine Corps and Parris 
Island to helping out after Katrina, my life 
has been exciting and fulfilling. Somehow in 
there I got lucky and got married to a won- 
derful woman, Rebecca. We have been mar- 
ried for 10 great years. I have a six-year-old 
sweetheart in first grade, Haley, and a 10- 
month-old little boy, Aiden. I am excited to 
hear from all of you since it has been so long. 
Keep the responses coming in, send anything 
and everything. Great to hear from you all! 

From Brett Engel: "To those of you 
that I spoke with over the past year, thanks 
for the time, thanks for the stories, and 
thanks for the laughs. To those of you that 
did not return my calls... Hmph... I'm calling 
you twice as much next year. There's also a 
bunch of you that still live with your parents 
according to the school. Call the school and 
update your contact information, unless of 
course you really do still live with your par- 

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ents, in which case... no comment." Mariel 
Hagan sends her best and writes: "I'm still 
really enjoying life in Vermont. We've been 
here five years already! I'm busier than ever 
working for Green Mountain Coffee 
Roasters in HR and loving it. It's a great 
company in so many ways. Our son Duncan, 
now in first grade, is really into skiing and 
soccer. We ski quite a bit at Sugarbush and of 
course I can't help but think of our Senior 
Ski trip there oh so long ago... I'm looking 
forward to our 25th reunion next year! " 
Roechelle Smith writes: "Greetings from 
Aurora, Colorado, our home for almost nine 
years! First of all, I apologize for not writing 
sooner. Just like everyone else, life has been 
busy! I have run my own chiropractic clin- 
ic for the past 8.5 years. My husband and I 
have been married for over 15 years, and we 
have two munchkins - Julian Christopher 
Smith Cannon, 12, and Jada Marie Smith 
Cannon, 8. For some strange reason Julian 
really enjoys math and tap dancing. Jada also 
enjoys school and dance, although she is very 
athletic as well - she does well in track. 
Hubby Phillip may be spotted at GDA more 
than I - he is traveling a lot with ORACLE 
- so be sure to be nice to him. Other than 
that life is good, busy, but good!" Hank 
Friedman wishes all a Happy Holiday and 
says he is still enjoying life in Taos, New 
Mexico (had to decipher his handwriting). 
He has completed his 13th year of coaching 
the Taos H.S. soccer team. The team finished 
15-5 and won their district for the second 
time in 25 years! The snow gods finally 
smiled upon Taos and it looks as if he is hav- 
ing a great winter. Greg Thomson was 
checking in as well and has this to say: "Still 
working in the semiconductor industry. 
Traveling all the time, too! Spent time in 
Germany, Czech Republic and Romania in 
the summer of '07. Hope everyone is doing 
well." Hilary (Seward) Kempainen sends 
her best and says: "I got married late in the 
game, about two-and-a-half years ago, to a 
lovely Midwestern guy. We live on Beacon 
Hill in Boston. My husband, Steve, is a fi- 
nancial consultant and, until May of 2007, I 
was a marketing director for a commercial 
real estate company. I 'retired' in May of 2007 
to start a family and our classmate Jennifer 
Norris Pechet threw a wonderful baby 
shower for me a few weeks before my son 
Finn was born in June of 2007, making me a 
first time mom at 41 (yikes!). Motherhood 
has been a wonderful gift and Jennifer has 

kindly agreed to serve as my son's 
Godmother. I would write more but since 
most of our classmates no doubt have 
teenagers, topics like teething, naps and solid 
food might be a little dull. I hope everyone 
is doing great. Does anyone know how to 
contact Krista Hennessey? It would be 
great to find out what she is up to..." 

That seems to wrap up all the notes I 
have received. I want to thank Brett Engel 
with all his help in getting me started as our 
class secretary. I hope you all look forward 
to hearing from me and getting back in 
touch. It's only been 23+ years. 


Class of 1985 

Nathalie E. Ames 

526 West Grant Place, B 

Chicago, IL 60614 

(773) 883-1325 




Class of 1986 

Paul B. Nardone 

190 Summer Street 

Lynnfield, MA 01940-1857 

(781) 334-2037 

From Heidi Dur Charde: "I'm still 
living in Concord (MA) with my husband 
Matthew and our three boys. I teach at 
bi-lingual French-English pre-school in 
Lexington and tutor French. I still travel 
to Switzerland, though not quite as often, 
and see as much as I can of GDA grads 
Kim Mooney, Kim Carey and Lee 
Hayman." From Mike Malamud. "It was 
good to see you at the reunion. I hope we 
get more classmates at our 25th. My wife 
Jane and I just spent three years living in 
Madrid. We are in Wash, DC for about a year 
to learn Chinese and then off to China for a 
few years. I work for the State Dept. and 
will be assigned to Chengdu - next to Tibet 
where all the panda reserves are. Tell anyone 
and everyone they have a place to hang their 
hat if they want to visit China." John von 
Wentzel says: "Thank you for your letter. 
I hope that all is well with you and appreci- 
ate the commitment you have made as class 
secretary. I split my time between London 
(where I work for Deutsche Bank, financing 

aircraft, rolling stock and shipping, now in 
my 16th year) and Devon (where my son 
Christoph is now at Mount House school). 
He is enjoying the country life, particularly 
climbing, and just learned to bicycle last 
weekend without training wheels. Aside 
from shoring up my house in London from 
time to time, I am coming to grips with 
planting a garden in Devon, and keeping an 
ancient Italian motorcar running. I was 
pleased to see that Coach Abu is still on his 
winning ways. My running days are behind 
me, a combination of enthusiastic snow- 
boarding and dropping motorcycles on my 
knee, so I will be biking and (to a lesser ex- 
tent) blading instead." 


Class of 1987 

Amy B. Northup 

84 Central Street 

Byfield,MA 01922 

(978) 465-0724 

anorth up @pacificpkg. com 

Kristen M. Poulin 

41 Main Street 

Byfield, MA 01922 

(978) 462-9953 

keith_poulin@yahoo. com 

All is well here in Byfield! We're a little 

light on notes this month though maybe 

everyone is in their winter hibernation 
mode?!?!. We were, however, fortunate 
enough to hear from Jeff Ashworth just 
after the deadline for the last Archon. Jeff 
wrote: "Nice seeing all at Reunion, especial- 
ly some old faces from Ingham - Crab, 
Taylor, and Volty! Since then, I've begun 
work at Phillips Academy in the Student 
Activities Office, planning weekend events, 
working with various student organizations 
and clubs, and trying to land some coaching 
duties as well. Great group of people over 
there, but they ain't got nothin' on the Govs! 
Best to all and Go Sox! -Ash" After we all had 
such a great time at Reunion '07 last sum- 
mer, we tossed around the idea of having an 
informal annual gathering in Newburyport 
during Reunion weekend — any takers?? Let 
us know what you think! We hope all is well 
and we'd love to hear what you're all up to. . 

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class notes 


Class o/1988 

Dean a D. Boy ages 

156 Aurora Street 

Hudson, OH 44236 

(330) 474-1392 

dboyages@msn . com 

20th Class Reunion 

June 6, 7, 8, 2008 

These Archon notes will be somewhat 
brief due to lackluster information sharing!! 
I am sure it is because you all wanted to save 
some "surprises" for everyone when we all 
get together for our 20th reunion!! I 
(Deana Boyages) have joined a gym, sched- 
uled a nip, tuck and body lift with the local 
cosmetic surgeon, made an appointment at 
the Jose Ebert Salon in LA and scheduled a 
trip to a Hawaiian resort for a quick rest on 
June 1-5. Oh, I also have called Obama and 
Hillary to give my thoughts on the direction 
of their national campaigns. As it turns out, 
Ohio is again an important state in the 
Democratic primaries. It does my Political 
Science heart good to live in such a crucial 
political battleground!! I have heard from a 
FEW of you and I am happy to pass along 
some news from Chris Dennison: "Life is 
good on the Chesapeake. Teresa and the girls 
are great and I am seriously thinking about 
attending the fine reunion, but need to lose 
30 pounds and grow some hair in the right 
places before hand!" That is great. So, when 
you figure out how to accomplish that, 
please feel free to share that information, so 
the rest of us can do the same. Actually, I do 
not need the hair advice. It is in the Italian 
genes! (One good thing that has been hand- 
ed down through the generations.) I also 
heard from Lisa Sweeney Ryan in Iowa: 
"Greetings from Iowa! Happy the caucuses 
are over and the phone and mail harassment 
has ended. Training for a late Feb. marathon 
while filling in as a meteorologist at a local 
CBS station. See you all in June!" As always, 
Andy Noel sends notes for all of us: 
"Thanks for your recent letter requesting 
submission of class notes. Glad to hear you 
are honing your tiling skills! I'm dreading 
tiling a bathroom we have in our home in 
New Hampshire. Maybe if you tell me it's 

not as crazy as it looks, I'll 
go for it. It's been a great 
winter thus far for the Noel 
family and we kicked it off 
by attending the GDA Rink 
Dedication on December 8 
(see pic). It was great to 
catch up with the likes of 
David Hanlon, Chris 
D'Orio, Brian Novelline, 
Nolden Johnson, Justin 
Feingold, Kevin Lydon, 
Jane and Chris Piatelli, Rob 
Studley, Alex Moody, 
Mike Moonves and Mrs. 
Hansen (Chris D'Orio's 
grandmother). Certainly 
touching to hear Peter 
Bragdon speak. Reminds 
me of all those chapel talks! 
Hope this pic can make the 
mag!" It has been so many 
years since I had seen Mrs. Hansen and she 
still looks the very same... not that I can say 
the same for Chris since he tends to be such 
a stranger!! Kidding, of course, Chris! I can 
imagine that Andy will be writing notes for 
all of us to read 40 years from now when 
there are usually so few responses!! Now 
that Zabs (Christian Zabriski) is back state- 
side he is really taking the notes response 
thing seriously: "Got the GDA postcard in 
the mail and figured I would drop you a line 
to update. We have moved back to the 
States. We live in Brooklyn in a 'transition- 
ing' neighborhood which is actually quite 
nice. I am a young adult (teen) librarian in 
the Queens Public Library at their central 
branch in Jamaica Queens. Pretty strange to 
go from sweet little Bermuda to dealing with 
inner city kids in a high-crime area but I am 
really loving the diversity of young people I 
deal with." I do come through your area 
when I travel from Ohio to Long Island, so 
it would be great to see you in 'your' library 
sometime. Being in Cleveland has also 
brought diversity back into my life and it is 
like a breath of fresh air. I hope that you can 
break away for a quick trip to the reunion. 
Both Andy and Chris asked about my home 
renovation and I forgot that I mentioned 
that in my letter to all of you. I have actual- 
ly put down my paint brush (quite literally) 
to be able to type this to you. For my next 
trick I am tackling putting my master bath- 
room back together. Some great deals on 
the internet, and some creativity on my part 

Andy Noel sent in this group picture taken during the 

Whiston • Bragdon Rink dedication in December. 

From L to R, back row: Chris Piatelli, Kevin Lydon '89, 

Rob Studley '86, Chris D'Orio '88, Quinn Pollock '85, 

Brian Novelline '91. Front row: Nolden Johnson '85, Alex 

Moody '89, Jane Piatelli, Mrs. Hansen, Justin Feingold '86, 

Andy Noel '88, Mike Moonves 

and I think I will be able to pull off two sinks 
in my small bathroom! I have said that Rick 
and I are "break-even" specialists, because we 
renovate and then have to move again before 
realizing the profit of our labors. I now ra- 
tionalize this by telling myself that I am leav- 
ing behind a better place by fixing up one 
home at a time! So by the time I see you in 
June I hope to have two, count them, work- 
ing and beautiful bathrooms!! Now on a 
more serious note I have had the opportuni- 
ty to hear about an alum that has been ab- 
sent for some time. I hope that we will see 
Matt Caron at reunion so we can meet his 
wife and children. It has been a long time 
since he made us all laugh. Here is some 
news: "Matt has been married since 1998 to 
Kristen Kowa Caron of Syracuse, New York 
and both have a daughter Madeline (4) and 
son Ethan (2). Matt has been teaching spe- 
cial education in the Syracuse Public School 
system for the past five years. His wife 
Kristen is likewise teaching (English) in a 
suburb of Syracuse. Matt's hockey involve- 
ment at GDA has put him on a successful 
coaching journey as he has recently been se- 
lected (by his coaching peers) as Hockey 
Coach of the Year for Central New York for 
2003 and 2005 while he served as head 
coach of Christian Brothers Academy of 
Syracuse. When not on the ice, Matt con- 
tinues his interest in fitness, finishing the 
Richmond (VA) Marathon with his dad, Dr. 
Paul Caron, and more recently completing 
the Boston Marathon on behalf of the 

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Leukemia Association of America." Don't 
question how I find these things out. You 
can run but you can't hide!! Perhaps some 
of you that I haven't heard from in a long 
time... Chris DiClemente, let us know 
what you are up to before I have to ferret 
out the information myself. I will keep 
mentioning those of you that are too quiet 
so you will relent and give some tidbit my 
way! I know that I speak for so many in 
telling all of you reading this that it doesn't 
matter how much school you have complet- 
ed after GDA, how much money you make, 
how much hair you have (or don't have) , we 
are all interested in seeing one another to 
share the lives we have forged after GDA. It 
will be what continues to keep us connect- 
ed as a group of people that shared our 
formative years together. We all have so 
much to offer each other and our communi- 
ties no matter what role we have chosen. 
Please consider coming to reunion as a 
chance to laugh and catch up with all of 
those people that watched you grow. See you 
in June!! Your faithful Class Secretary, Deana 


Class of 1989 

Kristin A. Brown 

45 Georgian Road 

Weston, MA 02493-2 110 

(781) 893-3523 
kristinbrown29@yahoo. com 

Hello, Classmates! Hope 2008 is treating 
you well. John Wilson writes: "All is well 
down here in Texas as we anxiously await a 
rematch with the Patriots in the Super Bowl. 
Barring a miracle from Tony Romo, I offer 
a somewhat premature congratulations to 
Tom Brady and the Pats on an unbelievable 
accomplishment. Kelly and I are enjoying a 
blessed life with two boys, Jack 
(almost 7) and Gray (4). When she isn't rac- 
ing off to soccer games or karate practice, 
Kelly keeps busy with an antiques business 
and custom tray production (www.kelly- I am about to cele- 
brate 10 years in the title insurance business, 
a career that I never dreamt of back in our 
days in Byfield. I also had the opportunity to 
represent the Academy at an Open House 
for boarding schools in Dallas recently - and 
nearly lost my lunch when told about the 
current tuition cost. Yikes! Like everyone 
else, I cannot believe that it has almost been 
20 years. If anyone is passing through Dallas, 

drop me an email (johnwilson@republicti-" OK, John, I blame you for jinxing 
the Patriots run! Just kidding — but I guess 
neither the Cowboys fans nor the Pats fans 
got what they wished for this year. It was also 
nice to hear from Rob Ashworth who has 
embarked on an exciting new venture. He 
writes: "Haven't seen any of the gang for a 
while. Been very busy with work/kids/etc. 
Work has been keeping me especially busy as 
of late. I recently (July) joined a buddy of 
mine in a start-up opportunity. I am work- 
ing as Marketing Director (among other hats 
I need to wear) for a new line of Cuisinart 
Grilling products... you know... spatulas, 
tongs, other tools and accessories. We have 
an exclusive license with Cuisinart, 
so it's a great opportunity... and very exiting 
as there are only three of us in the company. 
Check out our stuff at Cuisinart. Com/prod- 
ucts/grilling tools. Other than that, it's been 
'business as usual'. Tarn, Taylor and Riley are 
all doing well. We're enjoying the snow so 
far... but of course that makes for a long, 
long winter." I also heard from Rick Fox 
who has some big news to share: "Jen and I 
are still living here in Jackson, Wyoming, 
watching our 18-month-old daughter Stella 
grow up with alarming speed, and expecting 
two more (egads) in August. Meanwhile 
we're working hard when skiing allows (oh, 
did I mean the reverse???), and about to 
move into a nifty new house with great 
views of the surrounding mountains. My 
US Forest Service job revising the manage- 
ment plan for the Bridger- Teton National 
Forest remains as challenging as ever, and oc- 
casionally quite frustrating, but the people 
who live in this area deeply value their pub- 
lic lands and so it's nice to be a part of that. 
If any from the Class of '89 ever find them- 
selves in this corner of the woods, please get 
in touch. Otherwise, I just might have to 
drop by Byfield in June of '09." 

Thanks to John, Rob and Rick for 
writing in. Don't wait to hear from me next 
— just e-mail now and share what's new with 
your class. Remember, in one year we will 
be gearing up for our 20th reunion! 


Class of 1990 

Nicolle Fardy DelliColli 

311 Lowell Street #2116 

Andover,MA 01810 


Great News to report from the Class of 
1990. Paul Salemme started the New Year 
off with his news: "I have been promoted to 
the Client Development Group at Bank of 
America. I am excited for a fabulous ski sea- 
son and checking out the new hockey rink. 
I wish everyone a happy and prosperous 
2008." Then, in a final request for notes, 
I received the following most welcome up- 
dates from Jon Bonnell: "Things in 
Fort Worth are great. I just opened my sec- 
ond restaurant a couple of months ago. 
We have a new website for Bonnells,, and have been very 
successful so far. I'll be doing some stage 
demonstrations in June at the Smithsonian 
festival this summer. They have a festival 
about Texas heritage, and I've been invited to 
show folks some authentic Texas Cuisine. 
After that, we are going back to the James 
Beard House in New York City once again 
on July 16th for another dinner. This time 
we are pairing up with David Arthur Winery 
to do a wine makers dinner. This is our third 
trip up there, so we should know what we're 
doing by now. I've also just signed a book 
deal and should have a cookbook out by this 
time next year. We are currently pushing a 
TV pilot as well and I'm hopeful for some- 
thing in the spring season for next year as 
well. If that doesn't seem busy enough, we 
also have a five-month-old daughter. I 
added a pic of my wife, Melinda and our 
daughter, Charlotte (born August 28). As you 
might expect, I still take lots of photos." 
Brian Payne: "I just moved into my new 
house in Gardner, MA. My wife and I love 
the additional space and the privacy for our 
kids. My two companies are doing well, 
Premium Landscaping and Ice Works "Elite 
Hockey Training." I saw Alex Moody this 
summer when he cashed in a favor to have 

his back yard re-done I'm still coaching 

ice hockey at Assumption College where I 
bumped into Joe Crowley in Boston when 
we played Suffolk University. I really miss 
GDA! And to this day, I appreciate every- 
thing that my professors did for me! Great 
times... I wish I was 17 again... the time flies 
by!" Dave "Smitty" Smith writes: "Our 
second child, Eleanor McDermott Smith, 
was born on December 9th. She was about 
eight-and-a-half pounds." Grayson Coale: 
"I have been busy here with my three kids, 

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class notes 

Children of Grayson Coale '90, Charlie, Will and Brooke, with 
Anna DiNanno Barbieri at the New York Botanical Gardens. 

Charlie, Will and Brooke. Now that Brooke 
is walking, three has gotten a little harder! 
She is into everything. We see Kathryn 
(DiNanno Barbieri) and her kids Anna and 
Nicolas a lot. They go to the same school so 
our kids have gotten to be good friends. 
Actually the other night Anna was very in- 
sistent that she was going to marry Will! We 
would have some good pictures to embarrass 
them at that wedding. Hopefully, Kathryn 
and I will be getting together with Alison 
Magee, Carrie O'Keefe, Kerry Campbell 
and Molly Jerabek Frey soon for a much 
needed girls weekend. P.S. The pic is 
Kathryn and my kids at the NY Botanical 
Gardens. It took us forever to get there but 
we made it!!" Jason J. Male: "It's been a 
long time. Not much going on.... I've been 
living in Bangkok, Thailand for the past 3+ 
years. Business here and in the States is good 
and I am enjoying the warm (90+) weather 
and golf and all of the finer things Thailand 
has to offer. Lol. Hope you and all of our 
classmates are well." Kerry writes: "Still in 
Andover. As I'm writing this I'm cooking 
good of hotdogs and beans for my two little 
boys. Biggest news here is that we got a new 
mini van, so now I can bomb around town 
talking on my cell phone like all the other 
loony mothers! Grayson, Kathryn, Molly, 
Alison, Carrie and I are planning our yearly 
weekend getaway, it's planned for May and 
we're headed to Nantucket. I'm looking 
forward to it already!" 

I (Nikki DelliColli) am happy to say 
I have either seen and/or heard from 
Robin Remick, Mike Kalil, Cindy Weener 
(Lori's sis) and husband GDA alum Matt 
Remis '92, Kathryn DiNanno, Lori 
Weener and Steve Aron '91. They are 
all still fabulous! © And to all of the above 
who wrote in, it really is wonderful to hear 
from all of you. You are so kind to thank 
me for my work on this. (I omit their 
praises in the article for the sake of space) 
but I will say publicly that it is my pleas- 
ure. I mean, as is any deadlined task, it can 
be a pain. Yet moreso, it truly is my pleas- 
ure! Best wishes to all of you!! Nikki © 
We are still the best, Class of 1990! © 
Rock on! © 


Class of 1991 

Nicole F. LaTour 

9 Worcester Street 

Boston, MA 02118 

(617) 267-2008 

Happy New Year to all. I (Nicole 
LaTour) hope that '08 is off to a good start 
and that spring will be around the corner 
soon. I didn't hear from that many of you 
this go round, but I did hear from some 
folks that have been out of touch for a 
while. Leslie McCant Lacy sent me the 
nicest update, a version of her Christmas 
letter and, let me tell you, I know why she 

hasn't been in touch. She has no time! Her 
husband, Fred Lacy, is an Associate Professor 
at Southern University. They have two 
daughters, Lauren (4) and Lindsey (2), and 
Leslie and Fred are expecting their third 
child this July. ..Congratulations! In addi- 
tion to all of this, Leslie has her own law 
practice in Scott, Louisiana which focuses on 
child protection and family planning and she 
is hoping to add to this an area of special ed- 
ucation law as well. It was an extra special 
treat to receive an e-mail from Scott Miller 
from Baghdad. His e-mail was so interesting 
as it provided a first hand account of what 
the troops are facing over there, which is cer- 
tainly a hot topic this election year. Scott 
wrote: "Finally, I have something somewhat 
interesting to tell you about. I believe my 
wife responded to your last card and told you 
about my getting married and deploying to 
Iraq. Well, I'm here. We are stationed in 
Baghdad in the international zone. Except 
for the occasional mortar here and there it's 
pretty quiet in our area, although we do hear 
booms and bangs from the distance. The 
thing that annoys about the insurgency here 

Jon Bonnell's '90 wife Melinda Bonnell 
with daughter Charlotte, born August 28, 


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September Wedding of Nicole LaTour '91 and Kevin MacLaughlan 
From L to R, back row: Michael Kumin,Toby Levine Kumin '91, Jennifer Grunebaum, Nicole LaTour '91, Kevin MacLaughlan, 

Stratton Newbert '91, Eunice Newbert, Bence Oliver '91. Front Row: Todd Bairstow '91, 
Karen Queen Stern '91, Ben Stern, Catherine Tuthill Batchelder '91, Billy Batchelder '91, Matt Murphy '91 

is that they pretty much stopped their attacks 
on military targets here and go after civilians 
almost exclusively. There was one VBIED 
that actually was a window shaker a few days 
before Christmas. Hardly 30 seconds after 
the explosion the call to prayers started to 
emanate from the mosque that was nearest to 
us. I said to the guy next to me, 'Slimy bas- 
tards, they were just waiting till people start- 
ed gathering for prayer.' Yup, I checked the 
Reuters web site and it killed 15 people and 
wounded 30. It is absolutely implausible to 
suggest that our departure will stop that sort 
of attack." Thank you for sharing this with 
us, Scott, and we will be thinking of you and 
wishing you a safe return home soon. I was 
happy to attend the first birthday party for 
Eunice and Stratton Newbert's son, Theo. 
Other GDA folks in attendance were, Nick 
LaPierre, Zane Craft, Matt Murphy and 
Todd Bairstow. There was a Korean cere- 
mony element involved and it is with great 
relief that I report that Theo picked the 
money and longevity piece which, according 
to tradition, means he will be a wealthy man 

who will live a long time Stratton and 

Eunice will be taken care of in their later 
years. Also on the baby front, as I write this, 
Karen Stern is only weeks away from deliv- 
ering her second son who will join big 

Jason Pierce '92 with wife Em and baby 
Ocean at a recent trip to Thailand to visit 

Em's family 

brother Oliver in March. That's all I have for 
now. Hopefully I will have more news to re- 
port the next go round. Until then, stay in 


Class of 1992 

Catharine "Cassie" A. Firenze 

44 Dean Street 

Belmont, MA 02478 

cwfirenze@gmail. com 

Here's hoping the Class of 1992 is do- 
ing well. Not a lot of news to report this 
time around, but what we have is all good. 
Jason Pierce writes in from Denver that he 
ran his first marathon on Labor Day 
Weekend and is enjoying his one-year-old 
daughter, Ocean. Attached is a picture of 
Jason, his wife Emily, and Ocean on a recent 
trip to Thailand. Joe Kirsch writes from 
Centerport, Long Island. He just celebrated 
his one-year wedding anniversary, is still 
playing basketball and has recently picked up 
golf. He's working with Intercall as a sales 
consultant and writes about fond memories 
of GDA. 

Take care, and stay in touch! 

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Class of 1993 
Ingrid A. Cunney 

33 Windsor Avenue 

Lynn, MA 01902-1128 

(781) 842-1150 

Shawn T. Markey 

1 Elm Street 

By field, MA 01922-2734 

(978) 499-4959 

smarkey@govsacdemy. org 

15th Class Reunion 

June 6,7,8,2008 


Class of 1994 

Kristen L. Hughes 

5649 Colbath Avenue 

Van Nuys, CA 91401-4725 

(818) 780-1309 

kris. hughes@sbcglobal. net 

I (Kristen Hughes) am so happy to fi- 
nally be able to write a few updates in our 
column. Chris Rice writes: "I'm now a 
full-time graduate student at the University 
of Denver, working towards a Master of 
Science in Geosciences. I am also running 
my own photo gallery here in Denver, con- 
tinuing to offer photographic workshops and 
services. My wife Julie and I have two adopt- 
ed racing greyhounds, so that takes up a lot 
of our time. Please visit my website at to see 
what I'm up to." Betsy Griffin Wyner 
writes that she was married in June to 
William Wyner at the Moseley Chapel. They 
are definitely enjoying married life in North 
Andover, MA. My goal for the next column 
is to have three people to write updates 
about. You gotta have goals, right? Hope 
everyone is doing well. 


Class of 1995 

Edward Guzman 

2376 Branleigh Park Court 

Reston, VA 20191 

Chunbai Zhang '94 and bride Jade D'Alpoim Guedes in Shanghai in 2007. 

(718) 729-1318 

Michael C Noon 

136Waverly Place, Apt. 15B 

NewYork, NY 10014-6862 

In addition to some freakishly warm 
weather, the advent of 2008 has brought a 
slight up-tick to the correspondence of the 
Class of '95. Eschewing written postcards, a 
good few of our number succeeded in re- 
porting via various electronic means. Like 
many among us, I (Michael Noon) finally 
bent to the winds of the social networking 
phenomenon, albeit grudgingly. Setting my 
superiority complex aside, I find it to be a 
handy way to keep tabs on some of my fel- 
low alumni. But first, the seats of honor must 
go to those who didn't require the crutch of 
"recent status updates" to reach out and say 
hello. At the top of that list I must place 
Brent D'Orio, my old roommate and for- 
mer fellow beer aficionado (not sure if he re- 
mains so) and DDF member (which he will 
remain unto the grave) . Many of you may 
have noted my plangent inquiries regarding 
the authorship of his progeny — well, never 
discount the power of rude provocation. 
Brent is very well, living happily in 
Marblehead with his wife (who thankfully 
took no offense at the outrage) and daughter 
(who served as the unwitting fulcrum to 

leverage a response). My thanks and apolo- 
gies to all. Also responding to provocation 
was Ksenija Topic, who expressed increduli- 
ty at my continued advocacy of the poly- 
semic affirmative, "yeah dude!" (or "ya 
dude!" depending upon the judgment of his- 
tory) .Yes, Ksenija, I do "still talk like that" — 
proudly even — and encourage everyone to 
do so, at least from time to time. I dutifully 
reproduce her update here: "After complet- 
ing podiatry school and residency, I have left 
Chicago for the more remote area of the 
Navajo Nation. I am working for Indian 
Health Service and have started a podiatry 
clinic in Four Corners Regional Health 
Center located in Red Mesa, AZ. The hos- 
pital, with the operating rooms and inpatient 
facilities, is located in Shiprock, NM. I have 
incredible views of Monument Valley, UT 
from my place and have been skiing in 
Telluride and Wolf Creek, CO. If anybody is 
in the area and wants to get together, email 
me:" Ksenija, it 
seems, is fighting the good fight, and I thank 
her on behalf of all of us. Now we descend 
into the shadowy world of lonely teens and 
their predators — the people with whom I've 
corresponded via online social networking. 
The phrase makes me feel extremely un- 
comfortable, and depressed, but I refuse to 
plug anyone in particular, so we're stuck with 
what it is: online social networking. Though 
tempted to dismiss it as a contradiction in 

62 TheArchon ^» Spring 2008 

terms, I wouldn't have much to report in 
these notes, so.. Jackie Bean is at 
Georgetown Law in D.C. (or, rather, in 
Georgetown), and reports that "D.C. is 
good." Christine Frary (nee Holbrook) 
lives in Salisbury with her husband and two 
children (who are beautiful and about whom 
she apparently cannot say enough). Laura 
Barnes — still in Hong Kong, where our 
lives are bought and sold on the foreign mar- 
kets like so much accumulated debt — wishes 
us all luck and health and prosperity in the 
year of the rat. There are a few others out 
there: Meg Murphy, who asked me to join 
her on the Oregon Trail (which I had to de- 
cline); Imdad Mecca, with whom I don't 
think I've actually corresponded, would ap- 
pear to be married and very well, and seems 
to be the hub of the Class of '95 online; Tim 
Gould may also take that prize, as I think it 
was through his page that I was able to locate 
Mrs. Frary, and he's looking good in a dis- 
tressed tux, presumably at someone's wed- 
ding, and appearing to rock out with an ap- 
pending organ exposed. A few others from 
other classes are present as well, but, in order 
to guarantee material for the next Archon, I 
will hold them in reserve. 

For my part, I remain in New York, 
where I have finally seen the light at the end 
of the tunnel for my most recent novel — 
though all that means is another grueling 
few months of revision. I hope all other 
members of the Great Class of '95 are happy 
and well, and voting dutifully. 


Class of 1996 

Janna De Risi 

3 Ladder Court, Southdown Landing 

Huntington, NY 11743-2556 

(631) 659-3036 

Jeffrey R. LaBelle 

2931 N. Sheffield Ave. Apt. 1 

Chicago, IL 60651 

labejef@gmail. com 

Ezra Willey writes: "It has been a long 
time since I saw you last! I hope all is well for 
you and your family. Anyways, I just wanted 
to drop a note for the upcoming Archon. I 
figured it's been over ten years now and I 
have yet to write anything so here it is. It's 
been a long time since I have seen anyone 

On September 16, 2006, Deke Fyrberg '97 and Kacie Kennedy were married in 

Boothbay Harbor, ME. In attendance were from L to R: Jodi (Leverone) Marshall '97, 

Greg Carroll '98, the bride and groom, Kate Katzenberg '98, Kate Fyrberg '90 and Eric 

Bornhofft '97. Not included in the photo are Headmaster Emeritus Peter Bragdon and 

his wife Dotty. Deke and Kacie reside in Rowley, MA. 

from GDA or, should I say, the newly named 
Governor's Academy. The past ten years have 
been very busy for me. I lived in NYC for 
five years after college working as a glass- 
blower and an educator at a large glassblow- 
ing studio in Brooklyn. After that, I moved to 
New Orleans to continue my career in glass. 
Two months after moving there, my wife and 
I were flooded out due to Hurricane 
Katrina. We now five in Arlington, Virginia. 
Sara and I were married this past summer in 
June and Matt Prindiville was in attendance 
at our wedding. Besides Matt, I have been in 
touch with Jason Richter. After our wed- 
ding, I moved to Cairo, Egypt where I now 
live. However, that is for the short term and 
I will return to Arlington and my wife in 
June. I am studying Arabic in Egypt." 

Class of 1991 

Sandra T. Padilla 

536 West 113th Street, Apt. 31 

New York, NY 10025-8088 

(301) 254-1013 

Hello, Class of 1997. 1 (Sandra Padilla) 
hope all is well! As always, it's great to hear 
from you. 

Mara (McManus) Rhodes writes in 
from Steamboat Springs. She and her hus- 
band are expecting a baby girl in October. 

Congratulations, Mara! Nichelle Warren is 
enjoying life with all that it has to offer in 
Chicago. She has switched careers from so- 
cial services to HR-Benefits Administration 
and is currently working with Hewitt 
Associates. Nichelle writes: "I recently 
bumped into GDA alum Myrt Stockdale 
who appeared to be doing very well. There 
is no added family for me yet but I'm certain 
that chapter of my life will be written soon, 
as I am now engaged to my boyfriend of 2.5 
years. Maybe there will be some interesting 
things to tell next year. Strid, Dawn, Sammy, 
Naomi, Snoooop,... (This list could go for- 
ever), I miss you all very much! Reach out 
if you're able. NECHALS79@YAHOO.COM 
Well wishes to the remainder of our GDA 
Alum and the current Governor's Academy 
students." Melissa Rosen was married on 
Saturday, September 8th to Jonathan 
Siedmann. Kara Sergeant was one of the 
bridesmaids and organized the bacherlorette 
party! This fall, Melissa will begin a PhD 
in Health Policy and Management at the 
Heller School at Brandeis. Congratulations, 
Melissa! Kathy (May) Soliven writes in 
from Los Angeles. Kathy 's son Ethan started 
kindergarten this fall and her daughter 
Amanda is now in third grade. Both kids are 
playing soccer after school. Kathy and her 
husband Mike are excited to announce they 
are expecting baby #3 - Congratulations! 

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Graduates of Governor Dummer Academy at wedding of Meghan Withington 

Smith '97 on August 18, 2007. From L to R: Lysee Cutler '97, 

Lindsay Clark Borocz '97, Meghan's father, Nathan Withington '58, Meghan 

Withington Smith '97, Ellis Withington '71, Tucker Withington '71, Ben Brewster 

'43, Paul Withington '45 and the toreador in the bottom right is Meredith Ward 

'20??, daughter of Heather Withington Ward '84. 


Elizabeth E. Escobar 

888 Main Street, Apt. 402 

New York, NY 10044-0217 

(617) 254-6225 


10th Class Reunion 

June 6,7,8,2008 

Hi, Class of 2000! I (Catherine 
Correia) hope these notes find you all well. 
Only a few notes this round... I am keeping 
busy with my job at UF, but was able to get 
home over the holidays. While at the Opera 
House in Boston to see The Nutcracker, I 
bumped into Josh Freeman. Josh seems to be 
doing really well. Tatiana Harrison wrote in 
to say: "Saw Jess Rybicki '01 over Christmas 
who is happy being a newly-wed. Also keep 


Class of 1999 

Jessica Zaplin 

511 East Broadway 

Boston, MA 02127-4415 



Class of 2000 

Catherine E. Correia 

7624 SW 58th Lane, Apt. 236 

Gainesville, FL 32608-4980 

(617) 245-0244 

Meghan Barry '00 and Scott Baio 

in touch online with Beth Coolidge, 
Lindsay Gobin, and Gen Reynolds. Have 
been spending a lot of time writing both on 
the computer (a narrative) and by hand (let- 
ters and journaling)." Daria Grayer wrote: 
"Happy New Year! Things are well. I have 
successfully completed my first semester of 
law school! I am currently doing a Goldman 
Sachs fellowship so I may be in New York this 
summer. All my best to everyone." Meghan 
Barry wrote: "I moved out to West 
Hollywood, CA last April and since I have 
been here I absolutely love it!! The weather is 
amazing and a ton of my friends from college 
are here because we all majored in TV 
Production. I have worked on a show for 
MTV and then was Scott Baio's Personal 
Assistant for the second season of Scott Baio 
is 46.... and Pregnant. It was nuts helping plan 
a celebrity wedding! Now I am casting a new 
show for the TLC Network. I am excited 
because casting is what I want to be doing 
for a career. It's great being close to my 
sister, Kelly '98, in San Francisco and 
Robyn O'Reilly lives right up the street. If 
anyone is out in LA, look me up!!! Hope 
everyone is doing great!!" Don't miss this pic- 
ture of Megan Barry with Scott Baio. Holly 
Erickson also wrote in to say that she is the 
new Gallery Coordinator at the Copley 
Society of Art in Boston. 


Class of 2001 

Maria E. Collins 

24 Bay Ridge Dr., Apt. 1 

Nashua, NH 03062 

(630) 231-5753 

I (Maria Collins) hope you all had a 
wonderful start to the New Year! I am living 
in Nashua, NH and am working as a chef for 
a catering company in Bolton, MA. My 
husband and I just found out we are going to 
have a baby this summer! Things are just 
getting better! Matt Lee recently got mar- 
ried in San Francisco to Sara, whom he met 
in college at Santa Clara. Nino Balestrieri 
was a groomsman, while Derek Falvey, Joe 
Fannon, George Foreman III, and Larry 
Lyons attended as guests. Matt and Sara 
honeymooned in Poipu, Kauai. They are 
currently living in Santa Clara, CA. Matt and 
Nino were recently at The Governor's 
Academy for the dedication of the Whiston 
Bragdon Arena. They saw a lot of familiar 

64 TheArchon *» Spring 2008 


Derek Falvey '01 in front of his new job location for the Cleveland Indians and Derek with dad Steve Falvey 

Matt Lee '01 and Sara on their 
wedding day 

faces and had a wonderful time 
catching up with everyone. 
Nino Balestrieri is having a 
great time as a fireman in his 
hometown of San Mateo, CA. 
Cait Mcintosh writes: 
"Veterinary school is going 
well, I started classes in mid- 
September and I've got two 
more quarters 'til starting clinics 
in March!! I am halfway to be- 
ing a doctor which is pretty ex- 
citing and the hard part is al- 
most over now. Mike, my 
boyfriend, moved out to 
Columbus from Connecticut 
this past November and we are 

bruai y 2. 2008 

doing well with a full house of three room- 
mates, three dogs, three cats and three 
ducks... guess everything is in threes." Meg 
Lloyd is working at the Esperanza School in 
Lawrence, MA. She is currently applying to 
schools to get her graduate degree in educa- 
tion! Meg is just finishing up a great season 
coaching the varsity women's hockey team 
at Newton South! Catherine Whitney is 
currently working at the financial company, 
Ernst & Young and loving living in Davis 
Square! John Shuster says: "I am working 
on my MBA at Northeastern University in 
the full time program. I will be getting mar- 
ried this summer on July 12 in my home- 
town of South Dartmouth, MA." 

This is the time when things are just 
constantly changing in our lives and I would 

Addison Mary SeJIs 

6 pounds, 5 ounces. 19 Incht 

Addison & Liz are home from the hospital and Mom, Dad and 
Baby are doing well! We thank you all for your well wishes! 

/law*. £<$■ &AdtUton Sella 
1 Devens Street, Charlestown, MA 02129 

Addison Mary Sells, daughter of 
Aaron Sells '96 and Liz Kelleher '01. 

love to hear what's going on in yours. Please 
drop me a line so we can catch up! 


Class of 2002 

James M. Morrissey 

1 Elm Street 

By field, MA 01922-2734 

(781) 729-3216 

jmorrissey@govsacademy. org 


Class of 2003 

Laura E. Ellison 

346 Village Green Blvd. Apt. 104 

Ann Arbor, MI 48105 


laurae07@g. mail, com 

Michael D. O'Neill 

31 Pearson Drive 

Byfield, MA 01922 

(978) 462-3733 

mdone@conncoll . edu 

5th Class Reunion 

June 6,7,8, 2008 

I (Laura Ellison) hope this Archon 
finds you all well. I'm still annoying you with 
pleas for updates from Ann Arbor, MI, but 

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was home over the holidays and was lucky 
enough to hang out with a bunch of 
GDAers. I met up with Lindsay Clunie, 
Dan Guyton, Tyler Collins, Sterling 
Wynder '04 and Lesley Clunie '04... Ms. 
Boulais even made an appearance! Everyone 
is doing well and it was nice to catch up. 
Lindsay is having a great time working for L. 
L. Bean up in Maine, while Dan is wowing 
the city of Boston with his consulting skills. 
Meanwhile, Tyler was headed off to 
Germany because he decided classes in 
English were too easy. I had a wonderful 
New Year's in Boston with Meghan 
O'Malley and a few other friends from 
Williams. Meghan is still working for the 
Kraft Group all the way in Foxboro, but feels 
that the chance of seeing Tom Brady out- 
weighs the daily commute. Don't worry, this 
update is not only about people I saw in a 
two-week time span. Tim Johnson is grad- 
uating with a B.S. in Business from George 
Washington University where he has been 
captain of the golf team for the past two 
years. Juddah Thissel also wrote in with big 
news: "Last July, I married my sweetheart; 
Young-Shin Kim. We are enjoying life to- 
gether in the Finger Lakes region of New 
York. I'm finishing my final semester at 
Keuka College for a clinical science degree. 
My wife and I are both applying to New 
York Chiropractic College; she will study 
Acupuncture, and I will study Chiropractic. 
Life goes on..." Marc Borden is living in 
NYC and working for JP Morgan doing 
credit strategy in the consumer retail and in- 
dustrial aerospace sectors. 

I am still working for Google and am 
getting used to the Michigan winters. All the 
way here in the middle of the country, I am 
working with two of Mike O'Neill's friends 
from Connecticut College and a friend of 
Dan's from B.C. Small world. Most recently, 
I made my first trip to Colorado to ski and 
meet up with a friend from Williams. I'll be 
back in MA a few times this spring as my 
younger sister is graduating from college and 
my little brother is graduating from high 
school. Life certainly does go on. Take care 
and keep in touch. 

Class of 2004 

Gregory M. Ceglarski 

1 Elm Street 

By field, MA 01922-2734 

(978) 463-0406 

gceglarski@spfldcol. edu 

Lesley T. Clunie 

32 Woodland Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950-9736 

(978) 462-9736 

lclunie@stonehill. edu 

Kelsey M. Quigley 

13 Dunster Mall Center 

Cambridge, MA 02138-7523 

(978) 462-3776 

Jess Long writes: "While most people 
from our class are in their spring semester, I 
am still in my winter term. So, two more 
terms left until graduation. I spent this past 
holiday season singing with the Dartmouth 
College Gospel Choir in Switzerland and 
Italy. It was a wonderful, life-changing expe- 
rience. Now I look forward to MCATs and 
med school applications. Please, pray 4 me ... 
:) Kelsey Quigley says: "Not too many class 
notes from the Class of '04 this time 
around... Everyone must be busy with their 
senior springs! Over the next year, as we ap- 
proach our fifth reunion(!), we hope that 

you'll write in to let your GDA classmates 
know how post-grad life is treating you. 
And of course, we hope to see all of you in 
June of '09! In closing, I'm sad to share with 
you the passing of our classmate Pete 
Confalone this past fall. It was good to see 
GDA classmates and faculty members at 
Pete's memorial service. Pete was a beloved 
member of our class, and we will always re- 
member his Birkenstocks with socks, his 
ever-ready hugs, and his infamous scoot 
down Rte 95 that first week of freshman 
year. Pete, we were so lucky to have you in 
our lives; we'll miss you." 


Kesley Quigley 's '04 newly released Cd, 

"Crystal & Ash" 

Class of 2005 

Kelsey A. Correia 

300 Summit Street #702304 

Hartford, CT 06106-3100 

(781) 245-0244 

Ruth W. Splaine 

Saint Michael's College 

SMC Box 3863 

Colchester, VT 05439-0001 

rsplaine@smcvt. edu 

Greetings, GDA Class of 2005! I 
(Kelsey Correia) am back at Trinity College 
after a semester abroad in Santiago, Chile. It 
was an amazing experience. I learned a lot, 
including fluency in Spanish, so all my GDA 
Spanish teachers can be proud. I did a lot of 
traveling throughout South America includ- 
ing Lima and Cusco, Peru where I saw amaz- 
ing Incan ruins, including Machu Picchu. 
The program also brought us to Buenos 
Aires, Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay. 
A few others and I braved the sandstorms 
and visited San Pedro de Atacama in the 
North of Chile in the Atacama Desert, 
which is the driest desert in the world. We 
saw breathtaking views and were able to go 
sand boarding, swim in salt lakes and hot 
springs and were able to see active geysers. 
Overall, it was an amazing trip but I am glad 
to be back at Trinity despite the cold! I 
(Ruth Splaine) am enjoying my time at St. 
Michael's and am beginning my search for 
an internship in Portsmouth, NH for this 

Brendan Giblin reports: "I have 

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pledged Phi Sigma Kappa and am the broth- 
erhood chair. Our frat reached two intramu- 
ral finals in flag football and volleyball. I got 
on the Dean's List and President's List this 
past semester with a 4.075 GPA and have re- 
cently joined the club basketball team. I'm 
also looking forward to spending this com- 
ing summer in France again." Julie 
O'Shaughnessy is still enjoying the 
University of New Hampshire. She is still 
playing soccer and told me that they finished 
first in the America East Conference as the 
#1 seed and hosted the America East tour- 
nament. This is the first time UNH Women's 
soccer has ever hosted this event. They un- 
fortunately lost in the championship 2-1 to 
BU. She is now the captain of her team. 
Over Christmas break she was able to see 
Torrie Allen, Lindsay Hery, Ms. 
O'Connell and the Kingsburys for dinner. 
Lindsay is spending her semester abroad in 
Malaga, Spain and is looking forward to her 
time there until June. Erin Reil is still play- 
ing hockey and recently played at UNH 
where she saw Julie who came to watch her 
game. She is currently on co-op at 
Northeastern and working with NESN. She 
is thrilled to be working side by side with 
Kathryn Tappen, whose job and field she 
hopes to be a part of in the future. She is 
looking forward to playing in the Beanpot 
this week and is an assistant captain for her 
team and reports that in last night's game 
Benn Ferriero scored for Boston College, 
helping beat BU in overtime. Jim Zografos 
sent word that he and Chris Chaloux are 
going on Semester at Sea this semester. The 
program is run through University of 
Virginia. They leave from the Bahamas and 
stop in 12 different countries in 3.5 months 
including, Brazil, South Africa, India, 
Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Japan, and Hawaii. 
It sounds like an amazing trip and we hope 
to hear great news from it upon their return! 
Barrie Stavis is enjoying her semester 
abroad in London. This is what she had to 
say: "It's such a great city and I really like the 
classes I'm taking here. It's really different be- 
ing in a major international city coming 
from Trinity but it's a nice change of pace. 
This past weekend I took a trip to Ireland to 
see Dublin and was able to spend time with 
Max Dornbush - who is studying there for 
the year. We also took a day to go up to 
Belfast in Northern Ireland, which was real- 
ly cool and really interesting. I'm hoping to 

do more traveling around Europe while I'm 
here but it's also so hard to want to leave 
London when there's so much to do here. 
Nicole Greco is coming to visit this com- 
ing weekend so I'm looking forward to see- 
ing another familiar face and show her 
around." Ashley Hamel is still enjoying 
school in Hawaii and recently traveled to 
Maui to participate in Humpback Whale re- 
search. Meg Owen is still loving BC and 
doing her third pre-practicum for teaching 
and will be doing her full practicum next 
year. She is at the Pierce School in Brookline 
now. She does the student run news station, 
called "Now You Know." She does segments 
and studio work on the show. She hopes to 
get an internship in marketing or pr this 
summer. Jen Muscatello was in 
Melbourne, Australia last semester and she 
loved it. She was able to hang out with 
Chris Vancisin a lot. She also ran into Mike 
Barnaby and Tim Brierley in Sydney and 
was also able to see Torie Allen. She had an 
amazing time, surfed, snorkeled on the Great 
Barrier Reef, did all the stereotypical 
Australian stuff, and generally had a great 
time. Nicole Greco is working as a kinder- 
garten aide at the Runkle School in 
Brookline and she loves it. Chris 
McKinnon was able to be a reporter for 
Annenberg TV news recently. He is working 
on a documentary about new technology 
that helps people who go blind see again 
which is proving to be a very interesting 
project. He was glad to be able to visit with 
some old GDA friends over winter break but 
still loves California. Bobby Rudolph will 
be studying abroad this spring semester in 
Australia at the University of Melbourne and 
is greatly looking forward to it. Hannah 
Sylvester is studying abroad, also in 
Melbourne, Australia. She reports: "I did a 
semester abroad here last semester and was 
due to go back home in December but de- 
cided that staying was a much better idea at 
the last minute so here I am still. I actually 
met up with Keri Bergman down here 
back in November. I have been traveling 
around Australia and New Zealand for the 
past couple months, having an amazing time. 
I went to Fiji over spring break last semester. 
I actually just got back to Melbourne a cou- 
ple of days ago after meeting my long-lost 
family up in Brisbane and am now working 
on getting a job." She plans to stay until June, 
which I am sure will find her many more 

great adventures. Emilie Pickering says: 
"After spending a year at University of 
Wisconsin - Madison (with Asuka Murata) 
I came back to Boston and am attending The 
Boston Architectural College in 
Architecture. I still talk with Asuka, 
Danielle Carroll and some others in my 
class, and have been back to visit GDA twice 
since graduating." 

Thanks for all the notes you sent in and 
please continue to stay in touch! Have a 
great spring semester! 


Class of 2006 

Marisa S. Frey 

Box 1661 Allegheny College 

520 North Main Street 

Meadville,PA 16335 

freym @allegheny. edu 

Margaret E. Hughes 

51 High Street 

Saint Albans, VT 05478-1618 

This semester, Morgan Bradford is 

studying at the American University of Paris 
and adds that she is absolutely loving it. She 
plans to visit Brussels during the upcoming 
weekend, which I am sure is only the start of 
her many adventures to be had while in 
France. Lauren Budd says that she is having 
a great spring semester so far and is taking on 
a bunch of different activities at school. 
Lauren has applied to be a Residence 
Assistant and also to be part of a program 
called March of Remembrance and Hope. 
She also enjoys giving tours to perspective 
students, and she gets to see Crary 
Chandler '07 and Travis Ferland on cam- 
pus which she says is always lovely. Karina 
Montilla has declared her major to be in so- 
ciology with a minor in education. She plans 
to go abroad this fall to Santiago in the 
Dominican Republic, which will be ab- 
solutely fantastic. Karina adds that she is lov- 
ing UMass Amherst but still misses her great 
teachers and friends from GDA. Hannah 
Minor is now a Hispanic studies major at 
Lewis and Clark. She plans to do a NOLS 
course in India this fall and then will spend 
the spring semester abroad in Santo 
Domingo in the Dominican Republic. At 
Lewis and Clark, Hannah is also singing a 

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cappella and playing tennis. Emrae Hughes 
is loving her second semester at St. Michael's 
College. She is playing league hockey once a 
week and is the assistant manager of produc- 
tion of Over the River and Through The Woods. 
I (Marisa Frey) am continuing my year at 
Allegheny College and pursuing a semester 
abroad next year. Emme and I both hope 
that you are having a wonderful time wher- 
ever you are, and we hope to be seeing you 
all soon! 


Class of 2007 

Jack A. Lamson 

51 South Hampton Road 

Amesbury,MA 01913-5733 

(978) 388-5368 

jack.lamson@quinnipiac. edu 

Henry Hatch is in the tea country of 
Darjeeling, India, on a three-month program 
exploring the culture, people and landscqpe 
of the Himalayas. "It is incredible," he writes. 

Things at Trinity College are never dull 
for me (Rachel Stavis). As if the world 
could not get any smaller, Britney 
McKenna '06 lives only a few doors down 
from me. I look forward to visiting my sister, 
Barrie Stavis '05, this spring in London, 
where she is studying abroad. I wish you all 
the best of luck in your second semesters and 
a happy, healthy summer. 

Rachel A. Stavis 

235 Main Street 

Boxford,MA 01921-2222 


It seems as though the most recent crop 
of TGA 2007 graduates has had a busy win- 
ter. All the feedback has been great and I en- 
courage you all to keep writing! Jenna 
Glendye has become very active in the 
Skidmore College theater scene, as she has 
taken on the demanding position of assistant 
stage manager for one of the college's main 
productions, The Good Woman of Szechuan. 
Break a leg, Jenna! Former Academy 
President Angelo Scippa will continue his 
baseball career this spring playing for 
Rhodes College. This summer, however, he 
has been invited to play in the Gold Coast 
Baseball Tournament in Australia with USA 
Athletes International. Mr. Gettings, Mr. 
Markey, and Mr. Leavitt should be proud! 
Taylor Cook and the Bates women's hock- 
ey team have performed extremely well this 
season, earning a seat at their league's 
Chicago Nationals. Taylor says she's been 
getting quite a bit of playing time on offense 
and defense. Nadine Ott saw it all working 
for an AIDS hospital in Africa for the past 
few months. She is now a certified EMT and 
is about to start a phlebotomy course. Joey 
Cartalano had the opportunity to travel to 
London for the Led Zepplin "Reunion 
Concert" this past winter. Joey reports that 
he can "now die in peace." Keep in touch! 

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'Legacy Book' 
Honors Benefactors 

Two hundred forty-five years ago, the Academy was 
created by a gift from the estate of Acting Governor 
William Dummer. In his will, our school's original 
benefactor instructed that the land and buildings he 
owned be used to build a grammar school: 

"I give, devise, and bequeath my dwelling house and farm 
and all my real estate lying and being in Newbery. . . upon 
this special use and trust, viz. that the whole ofYe rents, 
issues and profits thereof shall in the first place be appropri- 
ated, laid out, and expended in erecting, 

OTT „ . ., .. .. n . „,, „ . ., ,_„ . building and finishing a Grammar school house, to be erect- 

SHS members, Standing: Matt Prumer 94, Frank Huntress 52, Joe <* J ^ 

Welch '47, Bill Whiting '59, Peter Dorsey '69, Peter Bragdon, ed on the most convenient part of my farm." 

Headmaster Emeritus. Sitting: Nicole Prunier '94, Dick Osgood '53, 

George Needham '56 i sn ' t ^ amazing how one person's foresight can do so 

much for so many! 

In special recognition of those alumni, parents, faculty/staff, and friends who have thoughtfully remembered the 
Academy in their wills, trusts or estate plans, the Academy is proud to confer upon these individuals membership in 
the Schoolhouse Society. 

To date, there are more than 1 70 members of the Schoolhouse Society. The current value of all known estate plans 
(those plans that have been shared, in confidence, with the Academy) amounts to a little over $3M! 

Remembering the Academy in this charitable regard is a wonderful way to create a lasting legacy for you and your 
family that will help perpetuate the traditions and historic educational significance of the Academy. 

George Needham '56 

As a small token of the Academy's appreciation for such gifts, we will house a special 

\ \ English bridle leather-bound book in the Little Red Schoolhouse that will list all 

members of the Schoolhouse Society. Names will be penned in calligraphy. The 
>-«.-« book will be on display in the Schoolhouse during significant campus gatherings and 

events such as Alumni/Reunion Weekend, Commencement, Alumni Tailgate, Trustee 
Weekends, Alumni Winter Games, etc. If you, as an alumnus or alumna, are at any 
time visiting campus and would like to gain access to the Little Red Schoolhouse to 
see this commemorative "Legacy Book," come to the Development Office and we 
will be happy to escort you. 

For more information about The Schoolhouse Society and ways to make a gift today to ensure the Academy's future, 
please contact Martha Delay, Planned Giving Advisor at (978) 499-3173 or 

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Reunion 08 

Mark your calendars, 
3's and 8's, because 

Reunion is just 
around the corner on 

June 6-8, 2008. 

1908 Football Team 

Preliminary Reunion Schedule June 6-8, 2008 

If you are interested in 

assisting with your class 

reunion plans, please contact 

Mike Moonves 

in the 

Development Office at 
(978) 499-3152 or 

Friday, June 6 

3:00 p.m. 

6:00 p.m. 

7:30 p.m. -9:00 p.r 

9:00- I 1:30 p.m. 

Saturday, June 7 

7:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m. 
8:00 a.m. 
9:00 a.m. 
9:00 a.m. 

10:15 a.m. 

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. 

2:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

6:00 p.m. 
7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, June 8 

8:00 - 10:00 a.m. 
I 1:00 a.m. 

Registration begins — Phillips Building 
Class Headquarters/Dormitories — Open 
Cocktails in the Student Center 
The Governor's Feast in the Phillips Building 
After Dinner Gathering in the Cobb Room 
Dodge Ball in the Field House 

Breakfast — Jacob Dining Hall - Phillips Building 

Registration — all day — Phillips Building 

25th Annual Pie Race 

Archives Display with Academy Archivist Kate Pinkham 

Student Panel -The Governor's Academy Today 

Headmasters Address/Annual Meeting/Memorial Service/Senior Sonf 

in the Performing Arts Center 

Cookout Luncheon on the Quad 

Champagne Luncheon for the Class of 1958 

Champagne Luncheon for the Old Guard 

Alumni Games 

Children's Program 

Free Time (Tours, Golf, Tennis, Softball, etc.) 

Harbor Tour 

Cocktails in the Pescocolido Library 

Reunion Class Dinner in various locations 

After Dinner Entertainment in the Student Center 

Farewell Brunch 
Checkout from dormitories 


L . 

ine 6-8 

3's & 8'S 


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The Governor's Academy 
Byfield, MA 01922 

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